Edmonton Multicultural Coalition Association (EMCA) strongly believes that literary and cultural exchanges can be a powerful tool to combat racism, prejudice, and stereotypes and cultivate mutual transformation.
Culture is one of humans’ unique tools to express their intrinsic and extrinsic norms and values. EMCA provides a platform for diverse cultural groups to show some of their elements on this cultural day celebration. A natural outcome will be to appreciate, understand, and embrace each other’s culture, supporting our unique identity of multiculturalism.
This September, in collaboration with Alberta Culture Days, we will bring together diverse and vibrant ethnocultural communities to translate and recite excerpts from their favourite poems, stories or songs. By reading and translating texts together, we aim to engage communities in exploring the most profound emotions and vulnerabilities hidden in our artistic expressions so we better understand each other – we aim to walk the talk, not just talk the talk.
Come jump on this joyous literary and cultural bandwagon. Let’s come together to share food, sing, read, and dance to this sweet song of diversity that makes us so unique and vibrant.
As the philosopher, Nietzsche says: “those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”.
Join us if you hear this music!
September 24, 2022 – 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
September 25, 2022 – 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
Light refreshments will be served on both days.