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Growing Room 2019 presents Hana Shafi

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Growing Room 2019 presents Body Politics, with Hana Shafi, author of It Begins with the Body. Also with Lucas Crawford, Jónína Kirton, and Arley McNeney.

Moderated by Andrea Warner.

Join Andrea Warner in conversation with four writers—Lucas Crawford, Jónína Kirton, Arley McNeney, and Hana Shafi—who shrewdly challenge our culture’s fetishization of youth, thinness, whiteness, and ability. What power does creative expression have to heal and affirm? How do the politics of the body affect which voices are valued and heard in CanLit and beyond? Has the concept of “body positivity” been co-opted by patriarchal capitalism and conventionally attractive celebrities, and, if so, can it be reclaimed by its radical roots?

Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50).


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Native Education College
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