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International Women’s Day 2022: Who Is Your Shero?
March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmBy Donation
We are pleased to announce that Kulea Culture Society has partnered with the Victoria Arts Council for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration and live event, with a screening presented by CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers. Who Is Your Shero will include presentations by four community leaders, performances by four local artists, and five short films by local filmmakers.
The event starts with a celebration of trailblazing women from our diverse communities. Each woman answers the question “Who is your Shero?”. These passionate women, from all walks of life present the Shero who motivates them. Inspiring artists and performers will contribute to this celebration with their art. To close out the event, five talented filmmakers will present their short films around this year’s #BreakTheBias theme. This year’s event will be held at the Blue Bridge Theatre (The Roxy) in Victoria with both a live audience and livestream on YouTube.
Admission is by-donation, and we encourage advance purchase online as the event may reach capacity.
Tuesday March 8th 2022
Blue Bridge Theatre (The Roxy)
2657 Quadra Street
Doors open: 6:30pm
Who Is Your Shero: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
#BreakTheBias Film Screening: 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Mayor Lisa Helps
Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, Iroquois/Mohawk Artist
Temi Omotola, Author and Social Entrepreneur
Sophia Ciavarella, Operation Manager at Peers Victoria
Janis Dunning, C.M., Co-founder of Canadian College of Performing Arts
Visible Bodies Collective with Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde
Müge Büyükçelen, Violinist
Adelene da soul poet, Poet
Laura Deviato, Musician
Learning to Dance — Marie Metaphor Specht + Ashley Alexander
Just Today — Aislinn Belot
12 — June Yeo
In The End — Sue Ko
Creative Delivery — Odette Laramee
Kulea Culture Society (KCS) is a nonprofit organization established in 2018 by the founder Silvia Mangue Alene. Silvia is a social entrepreneur and has always felt the need and the obligation to raise awareness that differences should be embraced and treasure, not rejected. KCS was born in this context, to respond to the need for organized action, to contribute through its training and events to fight discrimination and promote integraiton, understanding and acceptance.
The Victoria Arts Council (est. 1968) is one of the longest-running community arts organizations in our city and each year they recognize International Women’s Day through a different art event. In the past there have been community exhibitions, and more recently performance cabarets.
CineVic is an artist-run society supporting independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities since 1991.
We acknowledge and respect the long and continuing history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our creative activities.
CineVic gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.