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PROGRAMMING: The Dynamics of Rowing Your Own Boat: Cultural Competency Today with Janet Rogers

The Dynamics of Rowing Your Own Boat: Cultural Competency Today with Janet Rogers

18 October 2018, 6:30PM – 9PM
401 Richmond Street West
Spots available: 25

Through visual presentation and group discussion, this workshop will focus on concepts and practices of what defines culture and that which currently exists which is not culture in relationship to region and territory. Poet, media and sound artist Janet Rogers brings her Haudenosaunee cultural elements into most everything she produces with the intention to invite all other cultural producers to work from their own places of cultural grounding.

This workshop is part of the RECENTRE initiative guest curated by Su-Ying Lee and presented by Trinity Square Video.


Registration is limited, so register early to ensure a spot!
– Via email to emily@trinitysquarevideo.com
– Telephone registration 416 593 1332

Registration fee options:
– Select the option that best suits your budget.

– Select any amount between $10-40.
– A meal is included with all payment options.
– All programs offered for individuals as part of RECENTRE, an anti-oppression program for cultural producers, have been free. Payments are returned to the organization’s program budget to continue to offer innovative programming that seeks to fill gaps.

A light meal is included: Please make us aware of any food restrictions when registering.

Accessibility: Trinity Square Video is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming. When registering please make us aware of any needs we can work to accommodate. Personal attendants are admitted free.



Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Toronto Ontario and is currently of no fixed address as she is awarded residency after residency throughout 2018-2019. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist. Her literary titles include; “Splitting the Heart” (Ekstasis Editions 2007), “Red Erotic” (Ojistah Publishing 2010), “Unearthed” (Leaf Press 2011), “Peace in Duress” (Talonbooks 2014),  “Totem Poles and Railroads” (ARP Books 2016), and a forthcoming title “Between Spirit and Emotion” (Bookland Press fall 2018). She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUV-FM from 2007-2017. Her music column “Tribal Clefs” was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008-2016. Her radio documentaries “Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music” and “Resonating Reconciliation” won Best Radio at the imagaineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival 2011 and 2013.

Su-Ying Lee is an independent curator living in Toronto, Canada. Her projects have taken place across Canada and in Hong Kong. She has also worked in institutions as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Her practice often employs unconventional platforms and expands rigid boundaries around curatorial practice. Lee is interested in employing the role of curator as a co-conspirator, accomplice and active agent. She received a Masters of Visual Studies, Curatorial degree from the University of Toronto.