Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in Conversation With Moe Clark at the POP Montreal Symposium
Co-Presented by The Office of Community Engagement, Concordia University and POP Symposium, POP Montreal
Get ready for critical commentary, laughter, and plenty of inspiration at this essential artist talk.
Michi Sagiig Nishnaabekwe Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will join multidisciplinary Metis artist Moe Clark in conversation at the Rialto Theatre.
This event brings together two pathbreaking Indigenous women to discuss their diverse creations in song, spoken word, and performance; how their work attends to a variety of relationships, including with queer and Black kin and friends; as well as how their works represent and advocate in present.
Indigenous writer, musician, and academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is one of the most respected and insightful figures in contemporary Canadian culture. Her multidisciplinary work draws strongly from her Nishnaabeg heritage and blends education with humour and personal narrative in a uniquely powerful way.
Simpson’s creative and critical works are read in many, varied courses at Concordia, and her theorizing about pedagogy has won awards and altered classroom dynamics. Concordia’s support of this event affords a unique (and free) opportunity for students to listen, learn, and engage with the generative thinking of both of these artists and educators.
Metis multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark fuses together vocal improvisation with multilingual lyricism to create meaning that is rooted in personal legacy and ancestral memory. Performer, educator, producer and activist, she founded nistamîkwan: a transformational arts organization with an emphasis on intercultural and intergenerational collaboration.
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