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Anne Marie Slater’s Cultural Democracy 101 presentation at SFU Vancouver

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Anne Marie Slater’s presentation on Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life

What type of access does photography provide to our stories? This workshop explores the use of photography as a cultural democracy methodology.

Anne Marie Slater born in Scotland is a media artist, educator, and producer responsible for cross disciplinary, creative development, and facilitation of many local community public realm initiatives with roots in photography, writing, film, urban design, public engagement, and documentary practices.

She received the graduate juried Helen Pitt Award for her photo installation work from Emily Carr University: B.F.A. Photography, and an M.A. in Education from S.F.U. for her thesis on an Artist’s Role in Community Arts Practice.

Christian of AHA MEDIA writes:

Anne Marie Slater gave an excellent presentation on democracy, accessibility and ethics in photo journalism and in particular citizen journalism, in front of an enrapt audience.

Ms. Slater demonstrate how history and community involvement plays apart in her own work, particularly the Princess Avenue Children’s Interpretive Walk.  Next, she shown some photos of AHA MEDIA with April Smith speaking on positive photos.  In highlighting some of  AHA MEDIA’s work in the DTES community, Ms. Slater managed to clearly convey the importance of being ethical especially when dealing with marginalized people.

After the amazing presentation was completed, Ms. Slater invited everyone in attendance to look at photos and discuss about ethics in photo journalism.

Through out the entire presentation Ms. Slater did a excellent job engaging the crowd on her important topic: Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life, giving all attendees a memorable Father Day’s Sunday afternoon to remember.

April Smith and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA are very proud to attend SFU – Simon Fraser University’s Literacy Lives: Certificate for Community Capacity Building

September 29, 2011 1 comment

Our Certificate in Community Capacity Building  Skills for Strengthening community health is part of  Literacy Lives: An Integrative Model for Applied Community-based Literacy in inner-city Environments

This pilot program is designed for learners who are passionate about creating positive community change in the area of HIV and community health. Learners will strengthen their essential skills and knowledge about community building while working with a cohort of other community members to choose, design, implement and evaluate a community project. The program’s design recognizes the strength and value of diverse learning styles and experiences, and places an emphasis on experiential and authentic learning opportunities.

Our curriculum for the program is made up of three core pieces:

  1. HIV and social determinants of health;
  2. literacy and essential skills; and
  3. the theory and practice of community capacity building.

Learning will happen within the context of community-based work: learners will identify, plan, implement and evaluate community projects that address key needs in their communities, and that capture something they feel passionate about.

Within the Literacy Lives project, community projects will be focused on HIV and social determinants of health.

The Certificate in Community Capacity Building is a pilot program designed for learners who are passionate about creating positive community change in the area of HIV and community health

We are excited about the following during our University experience!

Learners in the program will:

Make a positive difference in their communities.

Learn more of the essential skills and tools needed to effect positive change.

Learn more about HIV and community health.

Learners who complete the 26-week program will earn a Certificate in Community Capacity Building and become an alumnus of Simon Fraser University.

Hendrik with our AMAZING instructor Jo!

In the next photo and video, Liz Evans of PHS speaks to our class on the history of PHS, and its community capacity building, peer training and skill building, housing, and activism with InSite in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES)

We gratefully thank Frank, our community coordinator and PHS for their support and encouragement while attending this excellent program at SFU! :)

PHS Community Services Society

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PHS Community Services is a non-profit organization providing: transitional housing, supportive housing, 24-hour service, health services, complementary therapy, and harm reduction.

PHS’s mandate is to promote, develop and maintain supportive affordable housing for adult individuals who are hard to house and at risk of homelessness due to their physical and/or mental health, behaviour, substance dependencies, and forensic history.

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend Dr. Michael Stevenson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Simon Fraser University luncheon to introduce SFU’s new Dean of Communication, Art & Technology DR. CHERYL GEISLER

September 13, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend Dr. Michael Stevenson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Simon Fraser University luncheon to introduce SFU’s new Dean of Communication, Art & Technology – DR. CHERYL GEISLER

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Below is a photo and 3 videos of Dr. Michael Stevenson, President and Vice-Chancellor speaking about SFU and introducing new  Dean of Communication, Art & Technology – DR. CHERYL GEISLER

35 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

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We were treated a delicious roasted chicken breast for our luncheon at the Segal Centre room in Harbour Centre :)

42 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

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Below is a photo and 5 videos of  SFU’s new Dean of Communication, Art & Technology – DR. CHERYL GEISLER

AHA MEDIA is very excited to welcome Dr. Cheryl Geisler and is excited to hear her thoughts on new media and community engagements.

AHA MEDIA is a mobile new media + social media making team that creates compelling user generated media with our community engagements!

32 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

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Dessert was a yummy fresh fruit tart with custard :)

43 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

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Below is a photo of  Munro Vescera,  SFU’s Director of Special Projects, Fundraising, Arts and Culture with Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer

44 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

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Below is a photo of Dr Cheryl Geisler, New DEAN of  Communication, Art and Technology of SFU with AHA MEDIA’s mentor Lorraine Murphy http://www.raincoaster.com

45 SFU Luncheon for Dr Cheryl Geisler, New Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

 To see all 45 photos of the Luncheon for Dr, Chery Geisler, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622230031195/

 

 

AHA MEDIA is pleased to attend the luncheon for the introduction of DR. CHERYL GEISLER, SFU’s new Dean of Communication, Art & Technology in Vancouver

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

 

SFU

Dr. Michael Stevenson
President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University

is pleased to invite you to a luncheon for
special friends of the university
to introduce

DR. CHERYL GEISLER

SFU’s new Dean of Communication, Art & Technology

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Segal Centre room, Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver

AHA MEDIA notices AHA TORO bottles at Central City Mall in Surrey, B.C.

August 24, 2009 1 comment

AHA MEDIA  after attending WordCamp Fraser Valley 2009, to film good friend and mentor Lorraine Murphy http://www.raincoaster.com  and her presentation on creative blogging at SFU Surrey,  noticed AHA TORO Tequila Bottles on the display shelves at  Central City Liquor Store in Surrey, B.C.

Below is a photo of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA who noticed AHA TORO bottles and our similiar prefix of the word AHA :)

AHA MEDIA noticed AHA TORO Tequila

AHA MEDIA noticed AHA TORO Tequila 2

Perhaps one day, AHA MEDIA will attend an event with AHA TORO in it :)

Plan-It Hastings – 2 Events for the DTES on Thursday April 16th

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

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