By Mike Thorn, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
Meaningful dialogue requires space and time. Speakeasy, an event series organized through the College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI) in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, fulfills the need for both. Continuing its successful run on Sept. 27 with Creativity: Indigenous Practices, Speakeasy will build on its tradition of diverse and open conversations for students, academics and community members throughout the fall and beyond.
Creativity: Indigenous Practices will explore the possibilities of Indigenous approaches to creativity, including perspectives from guest speakers Dr. Dwayne Donald, PhD, (University of Alberta), University of Calgary PhD student Kori Czuy, and musician, artist and activist Chantal Chagnon. Of course, this particular session title directly invokes one of the CDCI’s core values: creativity.
“Creating space is really important, because each Speakeasyaims to offer an inclusive, interdisciplinary and inspiring learning experience to all members of our community,” says Lisa King, program manager at the CDCI. “Without space, critical conversations simply do not happen, diverse perspectives are not heard or shared and changemakers are not realized.”