The VBC is very proud to present Decolonizing Choirs: A panel discussion.
Like many organizations, we have been spending time this past year learning, listening, and questioning how we can better engage in decolonizing our organization, by focusing on equity, diversity and inclusivity. If you are looking to begin or deepen your own process, or that of your organization, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion on Decolonizing Choirs.
The discussion will be led by experienced choral leaders who live and work across Canada: Andrew Balfour, Dr. Elaine Choi, Hussein Janmohamed, and Dr. Melissa Morgan. The interactive discussion will generously share their experiences and answer some of your questions about decolonizing, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dive deeper into finding your own definition of decolonizing and how it applies to your own artistic practice. This panel is intended to be a safe space for those with all levels of experience in practicing decolonizing to ask questions, explore ideas and expand your own understandings. Dive in and begin to develop approaches for your organization to explore shifting thought, strategy, and musical mandates to honour decolonizing practices and diversity, equity and inclusion.
The discussion will take place on Zoom on Thursday, March 4th at 4pm PST.
“Decolonizing is a lot like the word healing, it is different for everybody everyday, there is no final end point, and it’s not easy. Nobody knows exactly what it looks like but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t work towards achieving it.” Ta7taliya Michelle Lorna Nahanee, “Decolonize First Workbook”