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  • FLOTILLA: SESSION 19 MARIE BURGE ON STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGEMENT: BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE (BIG) PROMOTION ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND & JOURNÉE SANS CULTURE ON CONSIDERING SUSTAINABLE ...
  • FLOTILLA: SESSION 18 LINDSAY DOBBIN ON LISTENING AS A CREATIVE ACT & HARMONY WAGNER ON LISTENING TO THE ENERGY OF THE BODY   September 22 2017  2:30-4:00 Presented ...
  • PERFORMANCE JOHN OLIVER AND CAROL SAWYER   MELT   8pm, Thursday June 22nd, 2017 The Foreshore Other Sights at Access Gallery 222 East Georgia, Vancouver BC   Since the summer ...
  • SESSION 17 CARMEN PAPLIA ON ACCESSIBILITY AS SOCIAL PRACTICE & MICHELLE TUNG ON ACCESS, CONNECTION AND TRANSLATION IN ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF ABORGINAL COMMUNITIES     Tuesday ...

 

 

  • FLOTILLA: SESSION 19

    MARIE BURGE ON STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGEMENT: BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE (BIG) PROMOTION ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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    JOURNÉE SANS CULTURE ON CONSIDERING SUSTAINABLE ARTIST WORK

     

    Saturday September 23 2017, 2:00- 3:30
    Presented as part of Flotilla: National Conference of Artist Run Centres
    152 Great George Street
    Charlottetown PE

     

    BURGE will review the history and concrete engagement work of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income to establish Basic Income Guarantee (BIG)  as a formal public program in PEI. Her presentation will focus on the key communities to be engaged in order to establish BIG in PEI; the appropriate strategy for the engagement of each community; what works well and what needs improvement.

     

    Four members of the organizing committee of JOURNÉE SANS CULTURE will discuss the methods, aspirations, and challenges that have shaped the group’s activities since 2015. Together they will try to take stock of how they’ve tried to give pause, to think, and to act in an artistic milieu often hobbled by tiredness and resignation.

     

    BIOS

    Marie Burge was born in Prince Edward Island. She is a staff person and a member of the Cooper Institute Collective and has forty-seven years experience in popular education, community development and participatory action research both in the Dominican Republic and in PEI, mainly. She has a BA degree (History), BEd degree (Psychology) and an MA degree (Sociology). Currently her work with Cooper Institute involves organizing and implementing specific community development and engagement programs to facilitate citizen involvement to influence public policy. She is especially involved with others in the preparation of information, interactive workshops, and media work around Basic Income Guarantee, Fair Employment Insurance, and Proportional Representation for PEI. She also works on issues relating to food sovereignty, land and water protection, and immigration. She is a member of Don’t Frack PEI and the Latin American Mission Program, and associate member of the National Farmers Union.

    Cooper Institute

    Basic Income Guarantee

     

    Journée sans culture is a self-run organisation, managed on a volunteer basis by artists and cultural workers from Quebec. The first initiative of the JSC was a collective event on October 2015 – a day of reflection that doubled as a symbolic strike uniting artists and cultural workers, during which key themes and issues were debated and defined according to our needs. Rather than a strike as a form of refusal, the day marked a collective pause to discuss what most matters to us, and to think about the current state and future of the arts.

    Journée Sans Culture

     

     

    Image credits:

    Arkadi Lavoie-Lachapelle

     

    Jeff Alward — Produced for Cooper Institute to represent the goal of all Cooper Institute’s engagement work: having the community speak out for itself and thus to influence public policy. Originally used a program in support of the rights of migrant workers.