On Friday morning, September 26, the Alliance for Arts and Culture will present Vancouver's first "reverse debate" on arts and culture, a twist on the typical debate format, for the upcoming civic election. Co-hosted by SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit, the event will be held as part of Culture Days and will focus on the race for Vancouver City Council.*
In the reverse debate format, a panel of arts and culture community leaders will respond to questions posed by the candidates. Modelled on a recent Toronto event, panelists will help to keep arts and culture on the candidates' election agenda by sharing their views and debating topics that matter to our community.
Each party running candidates for Council will be invited to submit questions for the panel and send a representative to participate in the event. Panelists will include Elaine Carol of MISCELLANEOUS Productions, Bob D'Eith of Music BC, Mike Forrester of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Kenji Maeda of DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Catherine Murray of SFU's School of Communication, and Lou-ann Ika'wega Neel of Authentic Indigenous.
Plan to join us!
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
In the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodward's
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission is free. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.
*If you would like to host a similar event in another BC community, please contact Rob Gloor at executivedirector[at]allianceforarts[dot]com.