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Turn It Up and Disrupt
March 7 @ 7:00 pm - March 9 @ 5:00 pm$10 – $25
A festival celebrating gender equity + creative mobilization + the art of positive change
This International Women’s Day, take part in an exciting festival that will inspire, educate and mobilize our community to creatively tackle gender-based inequities, and bring about positive change.
Explore creative expression through three dynamic days of intersectional feminist discussions, performances, workshops and art exhibits. Buy your festival pass now!
The event organizers would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
SOUND HOUSE: IWD EDITION
MOA | DOORS 7 PM | FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
It’s women front and centre for a thrilling night of music at this special edition of Sound House, MOA’s new monthly music series. Bring your friends and dancing shoes for this fantastic line-up of local women musicians who will wow us with all night with jazz, funk-soul and hip hop. Admission to MOA on Thursday nights is $10 – or free if you are UBC staff, faculty, a UBC resident or an Indigenous person. Featuring Feven Kidane, Old Soul Rebel, Missy D, Kimmortal, JB the First Lady, and Char Loro and a crew of street dancers.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
TURN IT UP IN LIFE
THE UBC LIFE BUILDING | 2-7 pm | FREE
The Life Concourse will be animated with installations and booths representing groups, clubs and artists from on and off campus. Workshops on race and gender, healthy masculinity and more will be followed by performances from local and student artists. This day also features a special collaboration with students from Dr. Mary Chapman’s English 490 course on Suffragist Campaign Literature who present a modern day spin on timeless techniques of mobilization as well as an exhibition of work by Jessie Tarbox Beals, a Canadian photographer who was one of the first women in the United States to have a career as a photojournalist.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
DISRUPT THE DISTRICT
VARIOUS UBC ARTS & CULTURE VENUES
9:30am – 5pm | TICKETS $10-25
OPENING PANEL: Disrupting the Narrative
WORKSHOP: Using Your Creativity for Social Change
THEATRE: DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardner
WORKSHOP: Decolonial Self Love
EDIT-A-THON: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (BELKIN)
THEATRE: Trans Scripts: Part 1 The Women by Paul Lucas
DISCUSSION: Trans Scripts Talk Back
ART & WRITING WORKSHOP: Invite Her to the Table
DJ WORKSHOP: DJ O Show
PERFORMANCE: Virago Nation All Indigenous Burlesque
EXHIBITION: Marking the Infinite (MOA)