BIPOC Bookclub (Online)

BIPOC Bookclub | Jasmine Mander

Last Monday of the month, 6-8pm | FREE
Fall Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29
Winter Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28

This is a program for BIPOC individuals age 16+

BIPOC Bookclub centres the voices of marginalized community members by providing a safe space to connect and exchange ideas through art and reading. Prioritizing BIPOC people's participation, the aim of this group is to grow together through shared learning, discussion and intentional community building. These monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, to discuss ideas freely and to explore the honest truth of your lived experiences as an artist of colour in this world. Participants are encouraged to finish the recommended reading prior to each monthly meeting, as much as possible.

Facilitator Bio:
Jasmine Mander is an emerging curator and visual artist born in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo where she studied Fine Arts and Business. She has worked for various art organizations such as the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, the McMaster Museum of Art, and the Hamilton Artists Inc. She is currently the Curatorial Assistant at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Jasmine's most recent project, Incoming! addresses the needs of refugee, newcomer and immigrant artists.

Thank you to Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and City of Waterloo for funding this program.