We are excited to announce that the Capilano Students’ Union will be hosting a virtual equity conference called Catalyst: From Agitation to Action from November 16 to 20 (evenings).

About Catalyst: From Agitation to Action

At Catalyst, you will have the opportunity to engage with other members of the CapU community about Capilano’s history and future when it comes to justice, equity, and anti-racism work. Our goal is to facilitate a unique experience to authentically look at equity on campus as it has been while also building a forum to work on equity at Capilano as it should be. In other words, Catalyst will offer the chance to express agitation and to commit to action as we work towards an even better community. 

This will not be some stuffy, traditional conference. Catalyst promises to facilitate informational presentations, experiential performances, guided discussions, artistic expressions, and many opportunities to open your heart and your mind. 

Best of all, Capilano University students are invited to attend Catalyst for free. In fact, this conference will present you with a number of opportunities to express yourself, volunteer, and even win some prizes! 

Call for Participation 

In order to explore real experiences at CapU we are putting out a call to participate in Catalyst: From Agitation to Action. We are looking for students, faculty members, staff members, or administrators to present their equity-related experiences. 

Your presentation could take the form of a story, a performance, a work of visual art, curation of an original work — essentially anything, so long as it can play on Zoom and does not run longer than 15 minutes. Presenters are welcome to express themselves live or submit a pre-recorded presentation. Likewise, it is up to presenters whether they wish to participate anonymously or not. 

If you’re interested, then we want to hear from you! Please complete this form to apply by October 23, 2020. Please note: Limited space is available; selected presenters will receive an honorarium. Applicants will be contacted by November 2, 2020. Successful applicants will need to submit their pre-recorded presentation or preview their live presentation or organizers by November 10, 2020.

Check the CSU website and CSU social media pages for more information, including calls for participation, events, programming, and registration.