Decolonization: Part One in a Series With Kim Haxton (Potowatomi)

February 17, 2021
Posted by: Leslie Wootton






The Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC (MPPIA) invites BC’s production industry community to gather on Zoom for learnings in Decolonization led by Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) of Elevate Inclusion Strategies in a special “Town Hall” presentation:

Thursday, March 4, 3 pm to 4:30 pm PST

Registration via Zoom

Welcome Remarks: Sue Brouse, UBCP/ACTRA, MPPIA Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Keynote Presentation: Kim Haxton (Potowatomi), Elevate Inclusion Strategies

Kim Haxton specializes in cross-cultural interpretation, applied decolonization & lateral liberation, as well as nature & land-based education.

“We are at a critical juncture right now – the future depends on literacy of the past understanding the structures and systems that bind us, so that we can make the shifts from cultures of make believe – a dominant culture that is steeped in a colonial narrative that are exclusionary and divisive – to one that supports and nourishes ourselves, each other and the worlds around us.” – Kim Haxton

This opportunity is the first in an educational series set to unfold in 2021 in three, two-part modules:

Decolonization, March 2021

Lateral Liberalization, Spring/Summer 2021

Reconciliation, Fall 2021

The MPPIA Equity & Inclusion Committee was established in early 2019 to help guide meaningful forward movement for change in the BC-based motion picture production industry.

MPPIA’s “Town Hall” Panel event is presented in cooperation with Creative BC, and supported by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification.

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is a member-based, non-profit society established in April 2002 to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture production industry in British Columbia.