SHOW TIME: 1.30PM – 3.30PM
Wednesday- August 14,2018
First Nations University of Canada
RIFFA is organizing three sessions that will explore how media professionals are responding to systemic racism and creating conditions for positive social change. These sessions with key industry changemakers will offer media professionals and creators in the Saskatchewan Film and TV industry to make important connections and build relationships. We also hope they will find new opportunities to propel their projects forward. An important goal for RIFFA is that representatives of the organizations that we are inviting will see the value and benefits of building new (or stronger) alliances with Saskatchewan creators. This is an opportunity for dialogue, debate and a forging of partnerships.
George Floyd’s death reverberates around the world. It has cast a particular light on the insidious nature of systemic racism and reignited global movements for justice and racial equality. Corporations have responded by publishing statements of solidarity and new commitments to change. It has put institutions and their leaders to the test. The potential to make sustainable change and delineate new spaces that would allow for a creative and full exploration of systemic oppression in all of its complexities implies a new meaning for political and social responsibility. What comes after the messages of solidarity have been delivered. Join us for this critical dialogue between activists, filmmakers and policy makers on their key initiatives to advance solidarity, racial justice and equality in the audio-visual sector.
SESSION ONE: The Change We Seek
Storytellers, activists and media professionals, in challenging structural racism and questioning the nature of oppression and exclusion, are advocating for effective and sustainable change.
A conversation with two organizations on their work, the importance of building coalitions and the power of community engagement.