Diyas for Diversity


Date: Oct 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Theatre
Culture Days

What does your mental health look like? How does your identity influence your mental health experiences? Join journalist/columnist, filmmaker, playwright and author Prajwala Dixit as she holds space for participants to individually reflect and express the themes of mental health and neurodiversity while painting a Diya, a clay oil lamp lit during Diwali to signify the victory of knowledge over ignorance.

Community partners include the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries, Black Lives Matter, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Social Justice Co-op, Newfoundland and Labrador, BIPOC Creators of Newfoundland and Labrador, Quadrangle and Anti-Racism Coalition Newfoundland and Labrador.

Pre-Registration is Required. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.  Please register for one of the following times:

1:00 pm / 2:15 pm / 3:30 pm

All sessions are family-friendly (all ages).

 

Space is limited and restrictions due to COVID 19 will be in place for everyone’s safety.
Masks Required.

Events & Programs

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FILM

Join us every Friday for something fabulous! Exhibitions, films, café, and gift shop. Let The Rooms be your date night location, family time space, or a friends evening out locale! 

Admission includes access to all of our exhibitions and a complimentary ticket for a National Film Board of Canada feature film. The Café is also open until 9 pm for dinner or a quick bite before catching the film in the theatre!

Each week will feature a full length film and / or a short in partnership with The National Film Board of Canada

This week presents:

Stories Are in Our Bones
Director, Janine Windolph
2019 | 11 min 17 s

A mother takes her young city-raised sons fishing with their kokum (grandmother)—a powerful form of resistance that rebuilds their connection to their homeland, and to one another.
 

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 98 min

Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up follows the family of the late Colten Boushie, a young Cree man fatally shot in a Saskatchewan farmyard, as they demand justice from Canada’s legal system.

Limited seats available, tickets are required. Tickets are the cost of admission*. To purchase your ticket, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090. 

Restrictions due to COVID 19 will be in place for everyone’s safety. Masks Required. 
All visitors will be required to show proof of Vaccination to enter The Rooms. For more information: COVID-19 | The Rooms
 

*Members and Free Student Friday visitors are free