What: UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
Who: Jin Park, Rahaf Bi, Mundia Kabunda, and Ismaël Traoré
When: Friday, March 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Salloum Rehearsal Hall, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
Moving to a new country can be a challenging experience. Some people will face culture shock, many will meet foreign credential and employment challenges, and a few may become overwhelmed navigating new experiences. Many will also face blatant racial discrimination.
At UBC’s next AlterKnowledge Discussion, participants are invited to join in a conversation about the barriers newcomers may face in Canada and in the Okanagan. Following the screening of short clips from an upcoming documentary film, participants will discuss the often-unheard stories about racial and cultural barriers, as well as how we can build a community that values equity and inclusion.
This discussion will be facilitated by Ismaël Traoré, the film’s director and a PhD Candidate at McMaster University. Panelists include Jin Park, president of the Okanagan Korean Culture and Knowledge Society, Rahaf Bi, a Syrian newcomer to Kelowna, and Mundia Kabunda, a UBC Okanagan student and interviewer for the documentary film.
All are welcome at this free film screening and community discussion. Please note that the event may be recorded and footage may be included in the documentary film.
The AlterKnowledge Discussion series is organized by UBC Okanagan professors Allison Hargreaves, David Jefferess, and Ruthann Lee. The series aims to foster community-engaged knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization.