We're (Not) All in the Same Boat: Migrants, Contemporary Art & Social Protest

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Program Description

Explore social and political issues around migration and refugees in this new program led by professional artist Toni Latour. Discuss religious and racial discrimination, cultural appropriation, and our histories of migration and immigration as you visit the Vancouver Biennale’s art installation in Vanier Park, Paradise Has Many Gates and examine artefacts at the museum, including the sail from the Greenpeace vessel MV Moby Dick and the model of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Japan. Then respond to the ideas and perspectives you have learned as you participate in a hands-on art workshop. This program is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Biennale.

Big Ideas
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    5, 6, 9, 10
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    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Advanced booking is required. Your class may visit the rest of the museum after your program for an addition charge of $5.25 per student. 

    One adult free with every five students, additional adults charged at student rate. Parking is free for drivers of school groups.  

    Additional Notes

    For the safety and comfort of all participants, please note that class sizes listed above must be adhered to. All programs have a 15 student minimum.

    For more information regarding BC Curriculum Connections, please visit www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/education.