Chat & Chew Monthly Zoom Meetings

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Chat & Chew Monthly Zoom Meetings

We want to invite you into an initiative that started up in Calgary in June 2020. A number of us see the importance of keeping equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) concerns front and centre as we go through so much change everywhere including the arts sector.

Gatherings will be facilitated by the Cultural Instigators (CI)*. Once a month we will gather to collectively discuss topics of EDIA to get grassroots ideas and actions going.

Have a question or a proposal for future conversation topics and themes? Send an email to

Topics of Discussion

February 23, 2021
UPDATED Acknowledging and centering the body.
Embodiment supporting the work of anti-racism.
Facilitated by Pam Tzeng.

Pam offers the following podcast episode as an optional pre-chat resource to stimulate conversation. Check out Clapp with Jane Podcast’s Embodiment, Healing Justice and Liberation with Prentis Hemphill if time permits—especially this nine-minute excerpt from 31m28s to 39m27s.

March 23, 2021
Disability as Culture
Facilitated by JD Derbyshire and guest(s)

Details about April to July gatherings coming soon!

Dates: February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, & July 27, 2021
Times: 1:00 – 2:30pm MT on the fourth Tuesday of each month

*Cultural Instigators (CI) is an initiative to support artists involved in building equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in their work to organize and to create artistic projects that build the community’s capacity to confront social issues. CI is funded by, but not led by Calgary Arts Development.

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