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Knowledge is Pow Wow: Knowledge Circle on Islam
May 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
iHuman’s youth are leading a new project, Knowledge is Pow Wow, that will explore religious pluralism and social justice through inclusive conversation and creative expression in Edmonton.
Spearheaded by Cory Nicotine, the group of young adults from Edmonton’s downtown communities will hear from leaders representing Indigenous, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim faiths and culture. Over four meetings the 12-30 year-olds will share food, stories, culture and personal stories to break down barriers of suspicion or misunderstanding. The series will culminate in a performance showcasing the learning and hip hop as a vehicle to creatively express identity.
Supported by an Inspirit Foundation Grant and the City of Edmonton, Elders, young-people and community leaders from indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds will have opportunities to build meaningful connections. They will discuss real strategies for overcoming racism that causes social tensions between spiritual and cultural communities in the city.
“If we take away the lines of cultures and religions and see each other just plainly for what we’re born as: “human beings”, we will see that we are the same, laughter sounds the same in every language.” – Cory Nicotine