Past Events

Soul Food and Superheroes

Our cultural admiration of superheroes in fiction such as comic books, anime, movies and cartoons is immense. Yet, real life social justice "superheroes" are often looked upon societally in disdain. Join us for a conversation inspired by artist Therosia Reynolds' "Soul Food & Superheroes" on re-framing representation of Black, Indigenous, and People...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 6:00pm

Film Screening: Writing with Fire

Indie Lens Pop-Up presents,"Writing with Fire." In the midst of a patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to redefine power.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 6:00pm

Exploring the "Poverty Porn" Industry

As the saying goes, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." “Poverty Porn” is an example of such intentions gone awry, defined as any type of media which showcases - often without consent - vulnerable moments of an individual or community in order to generate sympathy, thereby increasing charitable donations, memberships, or other forms...

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:00pm

Food Sovereignty and Farming as Resistance

In the simplest of terms, Food sovereignty is about groups of people making their own decisions about the food system. For some, finding alternatives to industrialized agriculture is a generational way of life. However, in recent decades, there has been a public resurgence of food sovereignty movements including micro farming, homesteading,...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6:00pm