idream: Achieving Literary Equity
STORY TELLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Date: Monday October 3rd, 2022
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 1945 Cornwall Street
If you have enjoyed our Equitable Literacy Library then join us for an evening of community care, learning, unlearning and allyship.
Let us introduce you to, Aisha Kiani (they/she) founder of I Dream Library, literary curator, DEI consultant, education designer and curator of two amazing art installations; titled "The Young Activists Reading Room" featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery and "Our Stories Live Here" at the Museum of Vancouver.
Aisha has curated an interactive 2-hour community workshop designed to further our collective wellness through the power of community and social justice.
Who is this event for?
If you are a parent, caregiver, teacher, educator, student or a human working with other humans of all ages and you are on your walking the path of allyship, truth and reconciliation - this event is for you.
In addition to the workshop, you will receive your own copy of iDream Library’s RADAR Intersectional Literary Analysis™. An interactive equity framework designed to empower parents and educators of all backgrounds to confidently select equitable literature, curriculum resources, and literacy assessment tools.
What is equitable literacy?
I Dream Library™ has a goal of abundant 2SLGBTQQIA+ BIPOC representation in homes, classrooms and libraries around the world. They feature educational tools that holistically reflect colonized communities and educate broad human value to settler communities.
Why is achieving literary equity important?
1. For young developing minds storytelling has the power to identify the small moments that lead to big change. Visible and curricular representation through stories that share a diverse and inclusive vision of humanity is what creates a safe space to learn.
2. Creating space for discussion and non-performative allyship ensures we continue to hold ourselves, our school boards and government accountable for continuing to build long-term relationships with local First Nations, as well as achieving the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
3. Learning from these intersectional 2SQTBIPoC literary selections and anti-racism education can support your journey towards more meaningful conversations actionable teaching resources that you can take home, into your classroom or into your workplace.
We are offering this workshop using a sliding scale model.
$59 - community rate
$69- sustainer rate
$79 - supporter rate
When you pay more, you are helping to make it so that others can access this workshop. You are also supporting the growth and financial abundance of the I Dream Library, so they can continue to offer the work that they do. 100% of ticket sales is invested in I Dream Library. When you pay less you are allowing your community to hold you and support you.
Coffee and a selection of teas, along with some nibbles will be available complimentary.