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On Common Ground

The first panel discussion of the This is My City Festival took place on Saturday, January 28th at the Main Library. The panel discussions – a series of conversations among artists, community builders, cultural thinkers, and audience members. Saturday’s topic was, “Home and Homelessness”.  Please see below for photos of the first panel group who addressed a crowd of more than 30.


Reg Crowshoe, a Blackfoot elder, addresses the crowd


Kim Huynh is an immigrant, an artist and the Graduate Program Director, Department of Art at the University of Calgary.


Candice Hopkins is the Elizabeth Simonfay Curatorial Resident, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada.


Onalea Gilbertson is a performing artist and a This is My City artist-mentor who co led the recent project The Eviction of the Stuart Block.   Shown here, far right, she performs an excerpt from the radio play The Eviction of the Stuart Block with the Drop-In Singers.


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