Recently I was a participant in a panel on art and activism, organized by Montreal’s Howl! Arts Collective and moderated by Kevin Lo. It was conceived as a community discussion on building bridges between art and social activism. Howl! presented this event within the context of a Conservative majority government that is enacting economic austerity policies that undercut support for the arts and threaten the social fabric of our communities.
I appeared with documentary film-maker Malcolm Guy, installation artist Freda Guttman and visual artist / queer and migrant activist Coco Riot. I was really inspired by the excellent turn-out and the interesting conversations I had with the other panelists and the many people who’d come to hear us.
The Howl! Arts Collective has posted the text of my presentation on their website, here.