Stories Spark Change: An Evening with adrienne maree brown

Join internationally renowned writer, activist, musician, and facilitator adrienne maree brown for an in-depth conversation on joy, pleasure, and healing. This virtual event will feature student poetry and artwork, and the conversation will be moderated by Keneisha Charles

adrienne maree brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her music and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E Butler scholarship and her work as a doula, adrienne has nurtured Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for transformation. She is the author/editor of seven published texts and the founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, where she is now the writer-in-residence.

Stories Spark Change is part of Consent Action Week, an educational initiative held during the last week of January at universities across Ontario. The week is an opportunity for campus communities to create a dialogue about consent, pleasure, relationships and increase understanding of sexual violence. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of both on and off-campus services. The Ontario University Sexual Violence Network created Consent Action Week. 

Stories Spark Change is being organized by: Toronto Metropolitain University, Laurier University, University of Toronto, Carleton University, University of Guelph, Western University, York University, and Queen’s University.

We are also looking for Black, Indigenous and racialized undergraduate and graduate students to submit artwork and/or poetry for this event. The deadline for all submissions is Monday January 16th, learn more and apply here.

Accessibility Note: The webinar will be conducted primarily in spoken English. Live captioning in English will be available. American Sign Language can be made available upon request. Requests may be submitted in the registration form below. Please submit language accessibility requests at least 3 business days before the event. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill requests received within less than 3 business days of an event.