A Call to Writers

The Arts in Action Society, based in Vancouver, is organizing a major event called “Fear of Others.”

Below is a brief description:

In 1989, the Arts in Action Society organized a large art exhibition called “Fear of Others/Art Against Racism.” It involved 250 artists from 28 countries, 47 writers, muralists, musicians, children, and powerfully illustrated and exposed the many aspects of an on-going issue.

It is now 30 years later, and it is time for a new edition of such an art event, in order to examine where things are at: Has anything changed or evolved in any direction? Are we on the road towards an acceptance and appreciation of each other’s distinct racial and cultural qualities? Or is there a rise in xenophobia, racism, any form of discrimination?

The main exhibition will be presented at the Center for Digital Media and open in December 2019. Starting in October, other venues, such as the Roundhouse, the Alliance Française, and others, will host poetry readings, roundtables, performances.

The Arts in Action Society will publish a bilingual catalogue presenting all visual and written works created for the “Fear of Others” event.
Should you be interested in this project, please email Claudine at foo3vancouver@gmail.com

And please, pass this on to whomever you think might be interested. Thanks!

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