Need to Know, Need to Go: June 21–27

Virtual Arts & Culture events to check out around the Lower Mainland

Illustration of a blue calendar, with
Arts & Culture events to catch around the city. Image courtesy of Brianna Quan

By: Gurleen Aujla, Peak Associate

An Anti-Racist Approach to Media Literacy | June 23, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | By donation | Online 

Join Bakau Consulting, an equity, inclusion, and anti-racism consulting firm based in Vancouver, for an online media workshop. As 70% of the mediascape in Canada is controlled by four companies, this webinar will tackle the question: “How does this shape what we see about the world?” Bakau Consulting will discuss approaching both traditional news and social media using an intersectional lens centred in anti-racism. This includes navigating “biased algorithms, racist conspiracy theories, election interference, and performative online allyship.” The event is open to all and tickets can be purchased online by donation. 

SFSS Out on Campus Picnic Social | June 25, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | FREE | Online on Discord

Simon Fraser Student Society’s Out on Campus is hosting a virtual picnic social. SFU and FIC LGBTQIA2S+ students and allies are welcome to join the Out on Campus Discord server on the fourth Friday of each month from June to August and socialize with others. Enjoy your favourite foods and spend time outdoors! 

Should a Just Recovery Include a Basic Income for BC? | June 25, 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m | FREE | Online

SFU Public Square and SFU Labour Studies join to present the fourth event in the 2021 Community Summit Series: Towards Equity. The event will examine the Final Report of the British Columbia Expert Panel on Basic Income and centre the discussion on whether a just recovery would include a basic income for all in the province. The presenters include Chuka Ejeckam, David Green, and Kaitlyn Matulewicz, and the event will be moderated by Kendra Strauss. Registration is required through Eventbrite.