Unsettling the Word: Stories & Songs for Unis’to’ten

Date(s) - May 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church

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Unsettling the Word: Stories & Songs for Unist’ot’en
Monday, May 6 | 7-8.30 pm
Lower Hall, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
Hosted by Streams of Justice & Healing at the Wounding Place
Featuring readings and performances by Cheryl Bear, Benjamin Hertwig, Céline Chuang and other Unsettling the Word contributors, desserts and books for sale, and an update on the latest news from Unist’ot’en Camp.

Come join us in raising support for the Unist’ot’en Legal Fund, supporting the healing and decolonizing work of Indigenous land defenders in resistance to the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. Entry by donation.

More about Unist’ot’en: http://unistoten.camp


Grandview Calvary Baptist Church’s lower hall is at street level. One washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair. The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm. Multi-stall gender neutral washrooms.


For generations, the Bible has been employed by settler colonial societies as a weapon to dispossess Indigenous and racialized peoples of their lands, cultures, and spiritualities. Given this devastating legacy, many want nothing to do with it. But is it possible for the exploited and their allies to reclaim the Bible from the dominant powers? Can we make it an instrument for justice in the cause of the oppressed? Even a nonviolent weapon toward decolonization?
In Unsettling the Word, over 60 Indigenous and Settler authors come together to wrestle with the Scriptures, re-reading and re-imagining the ancient text for the sake of reparative futures.
Originally published in 2018 by Mennonite Church Canada

This event is hosted on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. As part of Streams of Justice’s commitment to decolonization and dismantling settler-colonial infrastructure, we strive towards right relations, demonstrated solidarity, and ongoing allyship in the struggle for Indigenous sovereignty on unceded and occupied lands.


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