April 24, 2023

Report on Fire+Water 2022 Symposium

McIntyre Amy

Last May 13, 2022, Astrida Neimanis and the FEELed Lab of the University of British Columbia Okanagan worked with Rina Garcia Chua (ASLE’s Immediate Past Diversity Co-Officer) to come together for a one-day symposium of performative workshops, embodied storytelling, and moving performances to initiate a space for creative and critical engagements with the Okanagan’s environments in the Woodhaven Eco-Culture Centre.

Fire+Water was a day meant for self-reflection, community-strengthening, and reworlding that centred Indigenous, Black, and person of colour voices in responding to the socio-cultural ...