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07 November Friday

ANDPVA presents The Writers’ Room

07 November 2019, 10:00 - 29 November 2019, 16:00
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, 439 Dundas Street East
Toronto,

The Writers’ Room featuring Lee Maracle and Indigenous Human Trafficking Survivor Shailla Manitowabie

About this Event: A literary series for healing through the arts
The Writers’ Room featuring Lee Maracle and Indigenous Human Trafficking Survivor Shailla Manitowabie

Cost:
Tickets $10.00 and FREE tickets to Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, 60’s Scoop, Children’s Aid, Indigenous Human Trafficking; and to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ and LGBTQ2S family members.

Lunch provided

Open Mic participants receive two FREE tickets. Email christina.andpva@gmail.com to sign up.

BIOS
Lee Maracle was born in North Vancouver. Maracle is a member of the St o: lo nation. She is the author of a number of award-winning and critically acclaimed literary works. She is also co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award-winning My Home as I Remember. Maracle has published in some of the most prestigious anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. She is a traditional teacher for First Nations House at U of T and teaches in the Indigenous Studies program. She holds an honorary doctor of letters from St. Thomas University, is a senior fellow of Massey College, U of T and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Canada. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at four universities. She holds three teaching awards and five writing awards including the Premier’s award for Excellence in the arts.

Shailla Winter Manitowabie is from Wikwemikong First Nation and is Bear Clan. She is a model, singer, activist, Human Trafficking Survivor, and artist. Manitowabie often speaks at rallies and events about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and about raising awareness about human sex trafficking. She is passionate about using her experiences to help raise awareness about violence against Indigenous women, all women, and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples. She won the Indigenous history month’s talent show last year in Toronto where she showcased her singing. Manitowabie was honoured by given the task of handing over the MMIWG inquiries calls to justice to Canada’s prime minister this past June.

When:
November 7th, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

November 15th, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

November 22nd, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

*November 29th, 2019
6 – 9 pm
(Different time and location for this date ONLY)

Please visit Eventbrite link below to RSVP and purchase tickets for this
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https://www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada–toronto/writer’s-room/

Email christina.andpva@gmail.com for more info

We would like to acknowledge the funding support of the Toronto Arts Council.

Venue
Venue Name: Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Address: 439 Dundas Street East
Toronto,

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Organizer
Organizer Name: The Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts