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I See You: Sawubona

Exhibit runs until March 15.

Racism, discrimination and hate impose barriers on people in society. The I See You: Sawubona project invites you to immerse yourself in these stories. The project forces us to look deeper, and question if we are projecting our own biases, prejudices and fears on others. 

The project gives us an opportunity to understand by sharing stories of survivors who have endured discrimination based on their socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, race, disability and other grounds of discrimination.

Sawubona is a greeting used by the Zulu people, but the term has a deeper meaning. As explained by community leader Orland Bishop, “Sawubona” means to really see each other, to agree to explore the mutual potential for life, and to give each other what is needed for that moment in life to be enhanced. In this way, “Sawubona” is an invitation to participate in each other’s lives. 

The video exhibit runs from February 15 until March 15 at MacDonald Island Park in the main concourse. It will be open to the public, Monday to Friday from 2 pm - 8 pm, and on weekends from 11 am – 4:30 pm.  

Contact us: diversity.woodbuffalo@rmwb.ca rmwb.ca/diversity.

Tells us what you think: #Iseeyousawubona #RACIDE

Not In Our Town

March 20 at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library

The Not In Our Town film screening will depict a case example of a hate crime happening in a city that was then addressed by the community coming together and creating a supportive environment to move forward as a welcoming and inclusive community. The discussion after the screening will bring forward ideas on how to tackle hate in our region, how we can respond as well as prevent these things from happening and inspire action and engagement. 

Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Join us at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
RSVP here
#notinourtown #RACIDE #YMM #RMWB

 

 

The 2018-2019 WMZone season is finished.  Stay tuned for updates in the fall.