Symposium: Grassroots Activism in the Global Village

“Both in his craft and in his integrity as a human being, a writer must be political. Often he is the only conscience functioning within a country.”
– George Ryga: Social Responsibilities of Writers, 1971

Everything George Ryga wrote was political: whether he spoke out against Canadian government subsidy to the giant aluminum company Brascan which was destroying the Amazon basin and its indigenous peoples, or about the lack of Canadian authors on the local school curriculum.

Not all artists are political. Some, forced to be contemplative by the nature of their work, struggle to find a meaningful place in society. Others are intensely social and sensitive to all the issues of our turbulent contemporary life. They write stories, plays and songs protesting injustice and inequality.

We have invited people from both sides of this divide to join in a virtual discussion about the role and responsibilities of the artist, as they relate to our region and country at this particular moment.

Inspired by George Ryga, the Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia.
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Rushden & Diamonds – 2020 Instagram Live Performance

Award winning alternative hip-hop duo Rushden & Diamonds will be performing tracks from their latest album “2020” Friday May 29 at 7pm PST on Instagram Live. (http://instagram.com/rushdendiamonds/) ūüĆīūüĆä

FRIDAY MAY 29 7PM PST
Free Event
Follow Rushden & Diamonds on Instagram
@rushdendiamonds

https://rushdendiamonds.com
https://facebook.com/official.rushdenanddiamonds

https://instagram.com/rushdendiamonds

https://rushdendiamonds.bandcamp.com
https://youtube.com/thevolunteerz2010

Discover more B.C. events from home!

We’ve curated a list of other great listings sites as a weekly reminder to go exploring to support B.C. culture and creativity!

If you’re a creator, be sure to list your streaming content in as many places as possible in order to grow your audiences.

Music BC online streaming calendar featuring B.C. musicians.

cbc.ca up-to-date list of streaming events.

Culture Online is British Columbia’s online directory of province’s rich arts, culture, museum, and heritage sector by BC Museums Association and Arts BC.

Continuing Everyday¬†is a website dedicated to keeping our community connected in times of uncertainty‚ÄĒcontinuing everyday life, while staying inside.¬†By¬†Faculty.

LiveNation Live From Home curated events.

Georgia Straight Submit your upcoming events, be sure to select virtual/online events.

Miss604 Weekly virtual events in Vancouver.

Blackpress Media Submissions Submit virtual B.C. events to your local news paper.

#DoStuffatHome with Do250 and Do604.

 

From performing arts to science and culture, B.C. continues to create from home. Visit Showcase BC’s Resource page for streaming and artist resources.