Celebrating Rock Your Mocs in YQG


Celebrating Rock Your Mocs in YQG

In partnership with Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre – University of Windsor, St. Clair College Indigenous Student Services, VUCAVU and Arts Council Windsor & Region proudly present: We are Not a Phase: Indigenous Screening Series + Talks.

We are proud to present the third screening which will be held virtually on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in concert with #RockYourMocs week 2020. This event is celebrated across North America.

The live discussion at 7pm will be moderated by Kat Pasquach with presenters Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye, the creator of Rock Your Mocs and Charlene Moore, the Director of Moccasin Stories.

We are Not a Phase: Indigenous Screening Series + Talks are a series of four separate short programs that showcase a variety of film genres by primarily Indigenous Directors from across Turtle Island. The organizers assert that in this time what comes to mind is the connection to the land and the responsibility to the past and future generations. The films are grounded in the concerns of communities, pride, resiliency and memory. The discussion will involve community members with special guests who will be able to speak from their own perspective and worldview. The goal is to build relationships within the communities we occupy and to celebrate the artists who imagine a better future for their people.

Details of Event

#RockYourMocs film screening is a selection of films celebrating Indigeneity and the beauty of having pride in one’s own culture. The films illustrate that it is women who lead in their communities to revive identities and cultural practices despite forced acculturation. The films showcase the artistry and the connection to family that is practiced through knowing the material culture.

Series Title: Rock Your Mocs 2020

Date of event: November 19 – November 20, 2020

Cost: Free

Film Screening (English) (French) (Zoom Registration)

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