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Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3228- 31st Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
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Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Vernon Public Art Gallery and École Beairsto School team up to create and sustain a culture of anti-racism.
In the fall of 2020, hundreds of flyers on pieces of white paper with the headline ‘Wake Up’ along with a list of several web pages that promote racism and Nazism, were found scattered outside several Vernon schools, leaving many parents and staff seriously concerned, shocked and saddened.
As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery are excited to present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate.
The PAC at École Beairsto felt they needed to speak up against this incident and are taking action by creating acts of resistance. With the instruction from VPAG’s learning and community engagement curator, Kelsie Balehowsky, the students will take part in an anti-racism discussion and workshop which will result in the creation of self-portraits which will then be displayed in an exhibition at the VPAG from July 29 – Oct 19, 2021. The 715 self-portraits will form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special.
The project will not only feature the 715 canvases with a self-portrait of each student to be displayed in the VPAG in an exhibition in July, but also an anti-racist banner which will be hung outside the school.
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