On November 22nd, SFS Presents… Compassionate Vibes Only – an open mic night for Black people to come together and explore themes of community & self care with some poetry, storytelling, and snacks.
PERFORMANCES* begin at 7:30pm // Tickets: $7** // Doors open at 7pm
*Interested poets are welcome to sign-up in advance via email/facebook.
**PWYC available – feel free to message us about this option!
***This event is being held on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Meaning that this land is Indigenous land and it will be respected as such. We invite everyone involved in this evening to take a look at what that means to them and their intersecting identities, and further their understanding of how colonialism affects all of us.
For Black people, this especially involves looking at how our presence as folks who did not ‘settle’ on this land in the same way as White people, and instead were most likely forced here (directly or indirectly) by factors of white supremacy, still perpetuates harm against Indigenous people that we are responsible for. This also involves acknowledging the often overlooked presence of Black Indigenous people who have to deal with both anti-Black racism and colonialism in very different ways than others.***