UNIFEM Winnipeg Chapter AGM

Group photo of the Winnipeg Chapter UNIFEM AGM that was uploaded to the Stop Rape Now campaign's website Oct., 2009

Stigma Barriers Change video still Crossing Communities Art Project

Still from Stigma, Barriers, Change video created at the Custody and Caring Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Sept. 2009

Crossing Communities Art Project presenting in Kathmandu, Nepal

Rita Shrestha a Crossing Communities Member speaks following a screening of the work Crossing Communities made in collaboration with Nepali Women. Kathmandu, Nepal June 2009

Winnipeg Child Performance Crossing Communities Art Project

Winnipeg Child performance at Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Rachel Browne Theatre April 2009

Winnipeg Child Performance Crossing Communities Art Project

Azim Bekkodjaev performing a song in Winnipeg Child at Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Rachel Browne Theatre April 2009

Selected Public Engagments in 2009

Looking In Speaking Out website launch - Winnipeg Art Gallery November 19, 2009
lookinginspeakingout.com launched with screenings of a selection of videos featured on lookinginspeakingout.com followed by a discussion sparked by the videos that touched on issues of addiction, poverty, racism, sexual exploitation and others.
Read the Uptown Article about the launch

imagineNATIVE October, 2009
Empty, Gimme My Fix and White to Red,á three videos produced for Looking In Speaking Out were presented at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto in mid-October. The videos were introduced by representatives from Crossing Communities Art Project along with an introduction to lookinginspeakingout.com

UNIFEM Winnipeg Chapter AGM, October 7, 2009
Crossing Communities presented videos and a preview of lookinginspeakingout.com at the Annual General Meeting of the Winnipeg Chapter of UNIFEM. During the event we also took pictures to add to UNIFEM's Get Cross! Show Solidarity to Stop Rape Now campaign. Visit www.stoprapenow.org/takeAction to see the photos.

Custody and Caring Conference, Saskatoon Saskatchewan September 30, 2009
Crossing Communities Art Project worked with conference attendees to create a short participatory video, Stigma, Barriers, Change (2 min) at the Pre-Conference Workshop. Crossing Communities member Tonya also spoke about her experiences and presented some of the video pieces she has produced in collaboration with Crossing Communities.

Screening and Discussion of work in Kathmandu Nepal, June 10, 2009
At the end of our stay in Nepal, Crossing Communities Art Project and Women Foundation Nepal organized a screening and discussion of the video work created in collaboration with Nepali women and youth. White to Red A Story of HIV and Why Self-Harm? A Discussion Among Nepali Youth were the videos screened. Documentation of the discussion that followed is available at lookinginpeakingout.com

Empty a video by Crossing Communities Art Project & Jackie Traverse is presented in Kathmandu, Nepal as part of imagineNATIVE's 12 Canadian Shorts at the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival - May 29, 2009.
Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 2009 has been started in Kathmandu Nepal by gathering and showing different indigenous culture, cloths, foods and arts on Thursday 28th May, 2009. As the organiser of the festival, the venue and date will be at Kathmandu City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board, 28-31 May, 2009. The festival has been Organized by Indigenous Film Archive in association with National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities. It has been Promoted by Embassy of Denmark, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Film Development Board, and supported by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, National Indigenous Women Federation, Nepal Indigenous Nationality Students╣ Federation, Indigenous Students Society and Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Winnipeg Child Performance - April 3 & 4, 2009
After five months of intensive workshops that made up Crossing Communities Hip Hop Project 14 aboriginal and new immigrant youth united in fullhouse, livestage performances about life on the streets of Winnipeg. In partnership with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.