Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Underground Café – 430-20th St. W. in Saskatoon
In partnership with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and Tonight It’s Poetry, the SWG is proud to present “Little Stories on the Prairie" in celebration of Canadian Multicultural Day.
Storytelling, poetry, and music will be the mediums used to highlight some of the diverse cultural voices in our province. See our awesome lineup of presenters below!
Little Stories on the Prairie is a free event open to everyone. For more information contact Oin Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-791-7746.
Dany Muembo is 24 years old, a third child to his parents, in a family of four. He is from the DR Congo and fled the war with his family in 1996 and came to Canada on February 10, 2014. For the most part, he spent his time before coming to Canada as a refugee and learning a LOT about life. He currently resides in Saskatoon and has been going to the University of Saskatchewan for arts and sciences. He enjoys the outdoors. He loves Saskatchewan skies. He loves soccer and meeting new people. He enjoys swapping stories with people, especially elderly folk. He thinks babies are the MOST AWESOME creatures on the face of the planet. Currently he is discovering that the most powerful force in the universe is love. And everyone needs love. He is in the process of learning what that means to him as an individual.
Jebunnessa Chapola is a feminist researcher, singer, cultural performer, community radio host, social justice activist, and community volunteer. She grew up in Bangladesh and is the mother of two young girls. She attended postsecondary institutions in Bangladesh, Sweden and Norway, and is currently pursuing her PhD in women and gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Jebunnessa’s life has been dedicated to uplifting subalterned ethnic and Indigenous cultures in the international arena through engaged scholarship, relational and arts-based research practices, and working within new media environments. She is passionate and committed to helping immigrants, visible minorities and Indigenous communities around the globe for her own survival reason, and creating awareness about barriers to achieving gender, social, and environmental justice. Her work focuses on building bridges among immigrant and Aboriginal communities. She received the Betty Szuchewycz Award in 2015 for multicultural work. She is the winner of 2015 CBC future 40 for community leadership, social activism, and volunteerism. She is also the winner of 2016 Gail Appel Global Citizenship Award (ISSAC, U of S). Recently she became the winner of Graduate Students' Association (GSA), U of S, 2017 Excellence in Community Service Award.
Kevin Wesaquate is from Piapot First Nation. He lives in Saskatoon where he is employed by Saskatoon Polytechnic and SCYAP. Kevin is also the Artistic Director of the Indigenous Poetry Society. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Paved Arts and continues to learn new arts and enjoys making new connections and friends in the artistic community.
Sandi Martinez is a Mexican American poet who now calls Canada home. She placed fifth on Saskatoon's Finals stage, and competed at CFSW with the 2016 Saskatoon Slam Poetry Team. Recently, she had work published in the Tonight It's Poetry anthology called Poetry All Over the Floor. Her poetry reflects her journey crossing borders, and her struggle in finding what being Mexican American means to her. Aside from poetry, Sandi is also an aspiring author, and is currently working on writing her first novel.
Zoey Pricelys Roy is an award-winning spoken word poet, performing artist, filmmaker, arts-based educator and social entrepreneur based out of Saskatoon, SK. She is the author of homecoming, a poetic memoir published by Jackpine Press, which is about finding home within yourself while confronting your identity’s baggage. She was a student at the University of Saskatchewan in SUNTEP and received her B.Ed in May 2017.