Speaking engagements

 

  • SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, “Social Justice and Community Engagement” seminar (guest speaker), February 2017
  • CBC’s On the Coast, media commentary on compassion fatigue and B.C.’s overdose crisis, February 2017
  • CFAX 1070 Victoria, The Drive with Mark Brennae, media commentary on B.C.’s overdose crisis, January 2017
  • The Future is You and Me (facilitator for inaugural feminist leadership workshop supporting diverse young women working in the arts), October 2016
  • Broadbent Institute BC Progress Summit (panelist on solutions to the affordable housing crisis), September 2016
  • SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement (co-host in a public talk celebrating the political life and work of former Vancouver East MP Libby Davies), September 2016
  • Rain City Chronicles Record Club (storyteller), September 2016
  • Indigenous Youth in Action BC (wrote and facilitated a media training workshop), August 2016
  • Next Up, (guest speaker on independent media), April 2016
  • CBC Early Edition, CBC Television News (media commentator on race and real estate), April 2016
  • SFU Semester in Dialogue, “Experimental Futures” (guest speaker), February 2016
  • BC Government Employees Union Region 2 Conference (workshop facilitator), October 2015
  • International Network of Street Newspapers summit, vendor writing workshop (presenter), June 2015
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, generational equality workshop (presenter), June 2015
  • DOXA Documentary Festival (short docs jury member, award presenter), May 2015
  • SFU Woodward’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Everything Will Be film screening and panel discussion (host), May 2015
  • WAM! Vancouver, women and media panel discussion (panelist), May 2015
  • Megaphone magazine, Voices of the Street public reading and launch (host), May 2015
  • Vancouver Public Space Network, Last Candidate Standing municipal debate (inquisitor), November 2014
  • Carnegie Community Action Project, Downtown Eastside SRO Tenant Convention,(presenter), October 2014
  • Department of Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, et al, Where Next BC opening panel discussion on the future of the arts in Canada (host), March 2015
  • Coalition of Progressive Electors, “Rent Control: A Community Forum” (panelist), January 2014
  • Tyee Solutions Society public forum, “Generation Rent” storytelling night and panel discussion (host), November 2013
  • Vancouver Writer’s Festival public reading featuring the work of Megaphone community members and vendors (host), October 2013
  • Mainlander public panel, “The Foreign Investment Myth: Understanding the Housing Crisis & Confronting Racism in Vancouver” (panelist), June 2013
  • Rain City Chronicles at the Chinatown Night Market (storyteller), (presenter), June 2013
  • Sasamat Outdoor Centre social justice workshop for youth (host), March 2013
  • Rainier Hotel “A Long Journey Home” documentary film screening, reading, panel discussion (host), February 2013
  • Homelessness Action Week’s “Finding Home” storytelling night (presenter), October 2012
  • Vancouver Design Nerds/City of Vancouver Re:Think Housing Jam (presenter), June 2012
  • SFU Woodward’s/Pivot Legal Society panel, Homelessness in Metro Vancouver (panelist), October 2011
  • Media training: Purple Thistle Institute, (presenter) spring 2011
  • Media training: Vancouver Public Space Network, (presenter) spring 2010