Music and Creative Arts Retreat and Workshop for Social Justice
Aug 26 – Aug 28, 2022
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PEGASUS Institute will be hosting a Creative Arts Event on Global Health, Equity, Promoting Indigenous Knowledge and Environmental Sustainability, August 26-28, 2022, on Wolfe Island, Ontario. This 3 day creative arts event will directly engage a diverse spectrum of community members, including participants and arts who are Indigenous, refugees and those from underserved/ unheard communities, scholars, students, faculty, activists and advocates and many others through virtual platforms, video recordings and a large public music event. The purpose of this weekend event is to actively engage attendees in designing, collaborating on, and participating in creating various forms of art with a focus on inspiring and producing action and social change. There will be a focus on engaging and promoting young Refugee and Indigenous Artists, providing a means of cultural expression and a vehicle for the maintenance and transmission of culture and social activism, promoting equity, human rights, health and well-being. The second stream of the event will focus on engaging with internationally trained Refugee Health Professionals, providing opportunities for documenting their experiences, knowledge and wisdom and providing opportunities for learning, networking and sharing on integrating into the Canadian healthcare system and seeking alternative career paths in Global Health.
Wolfe Island, Ontario traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples.
The venue will be Hotel Wolfe Island and the surrounding areas.
Hotel Wolfe Island
1237 County Rd 96, Wolfe Island, ON K0H 2Y0
PEGASUS Institute, a non-profit organization that envisions a world where peaceful interaction provides for sustainable global health. We aim to promote equity, justice and global health in its nexus with peace and environmental sustainability through interactive fora to share knowledge, education, field experiences, various forms of evidence, advocacy and policy.
This creative retreat will engage a diverse spectrum of community members, including Indigenous peoples, Refugees, those who are underserved and underheard, artists, scholars, students, faculty, activists and advocates.
The purpose of this event is to actively engage attendees in designing, collaborating on, and participating in creating various forms of art with a focus on inspiring and producing action and social change. We will explore these themes through various interactive musical and creative arts activities and workshops. A special connection to the surrounding physical and cultural environment of Wolfe Island will be highlighted through environmental art activities (connecting with nature) as well as learning from the local peoples of the Island who will share valuable knowledge in health, peace and environmental sustainability. There will be 2 streams within the program that will focus on:
- Youth and the creative arts (mainly music)
- Refugee health professionals. The event will be interactive and will allow participants and mentors to engage with each other, learn from one another and network, while participating in fun and exciting creative arts and leisure activities in between chosen sessions.