Heritage Vancouver Society

Shaping Vancouver 2017: Undefined Heritage - Diversity, Inclusivity and Understanding
May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
149 West Hastings Street
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Shaping Vancouver 2017:ReShaping Conversations on Heritage

Conversation #2: Undefined Heritage: Diversity - Inclusivity and Understanding

Thursday, May 11, 2016; 7pm to 9pm

Admission is FREE; donations are much appreciated as we are volunteer based.

Register for this event: http://heritagevancouver.org/event/shaping-vancouver-2017-undefined-heritage-diversity-inclusivity-and-understanding

What would a broader narrative that includes our diverse histories that shaped our city look like? Heritage policy in Vancouver has historically been dominated by a pre-1940 Anglo-Colonial bias that has limited how and what we define as heritage. This has resulted in the exclusion of many narratives that are essential to the development of our city. In this talk, we explore what it means when Vancouver Specials, diverse cultural groups, immigrant experiences, and long-established international influences are missing from this conversation. We also wish to explore how these marginalized styles, histories, cultures, and people worthy of recognition exist within the mainstream conversation on heritage, and how they might exist in an expanded field where they may be recognized on more equal footing.