About this Event
South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) will be hosting a public screening of the documentary Northern Feathers: Love, Culture, Harm Reduction in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The event will be held at the Redwood Theatre (1300 Gerrard St E) on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-8:00pm.
Tickets will be required for entry. A limited number of free tickets are available in advance on Eventbrite or at the door.
The event is open to all SRCHC clients, community members and staff. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or accessibility concerns.
5:30 - doors open
6:00-6:15 - welcome
6:15-6:45 - film screening
6:45-7:30 - speakers, dancers and short Q&A
7:30-8:00 - reception
Northern Feathers: Love, Culture, Harm Reduction:
In the spring of 2022, South Riverdale Community Health Centre created a program that was the first of its kind to bring together Indigenous women who use drugs and to provide a space for their inclusion in cultural activities from a harm reduction framework. Northern Feathers follows this group of women on their transformative journey to create their own regalia (the traditional clothing and accessories worn by Indigenous people at dances and events) and dance in a cultural event. Participants and project staff share their deeply personal experiences of cultural reclamation and Indigenous community-building from a harm reduction perspective. The program’s philosophy, was articulated by Elder Wanda Whitebird, who provided guidance to the project: “Harm reduction is not about drugs … it’s about unconditional love and about being there on your own terms.”
If you have reserved an advanced ticket and are unable to attend, please let us know at [email protected] so we can redistribute your ticket.
The Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Canada