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with Danielle Hogan

Saturday, Feb 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Teams Webinar

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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. - Audre Lorde

Take a few hours to stop and celebrate all the different things that make you who you are - inside and out. There's what the world sees when they see us and then, there is the multitude of things (which the world doesn't always see) that make us who we are on the inside.

If you like collage, come spend a few hours celebrating in pictures all the unique things that make you YOU!

The workshop will be facilitated by Danielle Hogan. Participants must register to attend. Attendees can pick up their collage box and other materials from the UNB Art Centre prior to the workshop.

Workshop Facilitator: Danielle Hogan

Danielle Hogan

Danielle Hogan [she/her/elle] is a contemporary Canadian artist, curator and writer of Irish/Italian/French settler ancestry. Her art practice is inspired by networks of care among and across communities. Danielle is inspired by all things textile and thrives on collaborating. Named the University of New Brunswick’s prestigious Dr. William S. Lewis Doctoral Fellowship scholar in 2013, her doctoral dissertation from the University of New Brunswick (Just making it: the stain of femaffect on fiber in art) investigates the negative effects of femaffect on textiles in art. She has been selected to participate in several residencies in Canada including at Banff Centre for the Arts (2002) and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2017), in addition to JIWAR in Barcelona, Spain. Since the spring of 2018, she has been the consultant responsible for the Government of New Brunswick’s provincial art collection, collectionArtNB. In 2020 Danielle accepted an invitation from The Atlantic Center for Creativity to join its steering committee. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples.


with Phoebe Wang

March 9, 2 – 4 p.m. | Teams Webinar

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This workshop is for exploring what makes your voice unique. It will show you poetic and storytelling techniques to refresh your creative, academic and professional writing. A writing practice that is grounded in your identity and lived experience can also create community, connect with land, and support your anti-racist, equity and decolonial work. How can writing be a place of self-expression while also being a vehicle for social justice work? How can we participate in collaborative pieces of writing?

How can we use, adapt and play with multiple voices? This workshop will include examples and activities for writers at all level to discuss these questions together.

No experience required! Open to all students at UNB. Participants must register to attend.

Workshop Facilitator: Phoebe Wang

Phoebe Wang

Phoebe Wang (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese-Canadian writer and educator. Her first collection of poetry, Admission Requirements (McClelland and Stewart, 2017) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award and her second, Waking Occupations, is forthcoming in 2022. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Brick, The Globe & Mail, The New Quarterly, The Unpublished City Vol. 1, Refuse: Canlit in Ruins and What the Poets Are Doing. She delivers workshops through Poetry in Voice, serves as a poetry editor with The Fiddlehead magazine, and has mentored emerging writers of colour through Diaspora Dialogues. She is currently serving as Writer-in-Residence at UNB in 2021-2022.


Facilitated by Indhu Iyengar, Hayden Richardson and Caen Squires

March 17, 1:30 – 3 p.m. | Teams Webinar

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Do you worry about having to do a presentation or wonder how you can work on developing a socially conscious space for those you are presenting to? This workshop is for learning to connect with ourselves and others through presentations. It will help you find ways to set up your presentations so that you can be comfortable in front of a crowd and allow your audience to connect with you meaningfully. We aim to help you with your personal empowerment and autonomy, how to be socially conscious, and work on communication skills. Through this workshop we will be learning how to improve our language in front of a diverse audience, what to do when you make a mistake, and we will collaboratively work as a group to understand how we can deal with a fear of presenting.

No experience required! Open to all students at UNB. Participants must register to attend.

Workshop facilitators

My name is Indhu Iyengar (she/her), I am in my 4th year of a Ba/BSc with an honours in Biology and Philosophy. I was born and raised right here in Fredericton. Outside of my degrees, I am an Arts Peer Mentor, I do voice lessons, I volunteer with UNB S.P.R.I.NG, I am the president of the VVS, I volunteer with Let’s Talk Science, and figure skate a little.

I’m excited to be a part of Arts Matters to elevate the voices of my peers and provide a platform to those who want to present their work in the Arts. Fun fact, I like to listen to my favourite songs/albums on repeat until I get sick of them.

Hayden Richardson (he/they) works at the Human Rights & Positive Environment Office as an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resource Developer. Since 2020, they have developed an unconscious bias module and an EDI resource hub which are both available on SharePoint. Hayden loves reading, crafting, and chatting with students about skill-building.


with Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy

April 2, 1 to 3 p.m. | Teams Webinar

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We all use cellphones and other smart devices in our everyday lives, but have you considered the ways your smart devices can help you become advocates for social change by highlighting injustices that exist in our world?

This workshop will expose you to cellphilm production (cellphone + videomaking + intention) as an arts-based approach to address issues pertaining to racism.

You will engage in critical discussions regarding racism as it exists in our daily lives, learn simple strategies for creating cellphilms, and produce short cellphilms as a form of antiracist practice.

Workshop Facilitator: Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy

Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy

Alicia Noreiga-Mundroy [she/her] is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at The University of New Brunswick (UNB), where she pursues studies that promote social justice and equity. Through her research and advocacy, Alicia hopes to raise awareness and assist in transforming inequitable systems that disadvantage marginalized groups. Alicia is currently involved in critical participatory studies that amplify the voices of Black, queer, and rural communities, and among people experiencing the intersections of these characteristics. Alicia is also teaching a graduate course at UNB entitled Antiracist Research and Pedagogical Practices.