Shaping the Future Lecture Series: Is the future gendered?

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All welcome to join the CapU Alumni Association for a special panel discussion on the future of gender. This event will be hosted on Zoom.

Event details:

Location: Capilano University - Off Campus

Shaping the Future Lecture Series: Is the future gendered?;

In the future, will gender be such a defining feature? Will we shift to only being interested in it when it is actually relevant, rather than it being the first thing we ask or notice about someone?

Join our panel of speakers for a thoughtful and critical conversation about the things happening in popular culture, our workplaces, and community to explore how complex the biopsychosocial interconnection is when discussing gender. Share in the discussion of how we can work together to create an environment for people to safely express their identities.

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Chris Bolton (he/him) - Conni Smudge
As co-founder of the North Shore Pride Alliance, Chris has committed himself to creating a 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive community. Chris is also known as seasoned performer and beloved Drag Queen, Conni Smudge.

Panel Guests

Orene Askew (she/her) - DJ O Show
CapU Alumnus, Orene, aka DJ O Show, is a passionate motivational speaker who has embraced her cultural backgrounds of being Afro-Indigenous and two-spirited to help inspire young people to pursue their dreams by just being themselves.

Andy Warner (she/her/he/they)
Andy is the Social Engagement Manager for North Van Arts and the VP of Fund for the Arts. She is a transgender woman who also identifies as non-binary and queer. Having grown up on the North Shore, her lived experience informs her work both as an artist and as an arts administrator.

Ki Wight (she/her)
Ki is a CapU Faculty member teaching in the Schools of Communications and Motions Picture Arts, and the Women's & Gender Studies program. Her research and teaching engages critical and decolonial pedagogy, critical race and critical whiteness studies, intersectional feminist and queer theory, and media and cultural studies.

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