PPP is pleased be a host partner for the
11th International Symposium of the Pacific Arts Association
PACIFIC INTERSECTIONS AND CROSS-CURRENTS: Uncharted Histories and Future Trends
August 6th to 9th, 2013, Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
Intersections (land-based) and cross-currents (water and air based) are migratory spaces of confluence and exchange. They are spaces where consideration can be given to where we have come from and what directions we might take, where histories, written and unwritten, visual and intangible, reside alongside new possibilities for contemporary cultural practice. They are also uncertain spaces, where creativity and our understandings of identity and place may be strengthened or transformed—and where new narratives can be created. This conference is an opportunity for contemporary artists, cultural leaders, historians, museum and gallery curators, researchers, and collectors to engage in lively and creative dialogues that explore these migratory spaces in a spirit of true enquiry.
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Pedalling for Papua II
Last year Jeremy Bally took his campaign across Canada to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Indigenous West Papuan people. This year’s campaign is supported in part by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada. Jeremy will ride out on the 25th of May to start his tour following a launch party and local performance. We are seeking volunteers to help support the ride and host events across Canada where Jeremy will provide a passionate, well-researched and multi-dimensional mixed-media performance that highlights the plight of the West Papuan people. To learn more, contact PPP at email@example.com.
VICTORIA, BC EVENTS - The Pedalling for Papua II campaign launch is coming up! Join us for a party with LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics to kick off the campaign on May 18th from 1 – 3pm at the Government Street store location in Victoria, BC. Jeremy’s first full performance to launch the campaign will be held on May 23rd 7:30 pm at Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria, BC. Jeremy then begins his bike ride on May 25th. Hope to see you in attendance.
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada,
& Enterprising West Papuan Women
Press Release, March 8 2013
As the world observes International Women’s Day on March 8, a day to reflect on both the strides women have made and what the future holds, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) is proud to announce a promising step forward for women in West Papua. Together with LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada’s support, we will be helping to transform conflict, enhance resiliency and empower economic opportunity through building women’s co-operatives.
With the support of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada and other Canadian donors, PPP and our West Papua partners will help to build a minimum of five women’s co-operatives where the women can establish businesses and build financial stability. These co-operative centres will allow the women to access provisions, share workloads, store market supplies and increase economic opportunities. In turn, the women in the network share their knowledge and help develop skills in others. The centres will also serve as a gathering space for the Indigenous Papuan women.
Please click here for the complete press release.
April Ingham, Executive Director
Have you been wondering what we have been up to? Check out our work over the last fiscal as reported in our 2011-12 Annual Report & Audited Statements. You can also learn about our newly elected Board Members: Muavae Va'a and Troy Hunter.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Annual General Meeting on December 13th at Alcheringa Gallery. It was great to catch up with PPP friends and members, enjoy Pacific music, and reflect on PPP projects over the past year. One highlight was a multi-media performance from Pedaling for Papua campaign coordinator, Jeremy Bally, who cycled from Victoria BC to St. John’s NL, raising awareness about West Papua. A special thank you to event supporters, Alcheringa Gallery and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives.
The latest Tok Blong Pasifik is now available online. This special edition, entitled Raven and Paradise, features art from West Papuan and First Nations youth.
We welcome your ongoing contributions to our work. Secure online donations may be made here.
The Fifth Annual One Wave Festival
Thank you to everyone involved in the One Wave Festival on September 22nd in Victoria, BC!
Above photos by Mark Gauti
Biking Across Canada to Raise Awareness about Human Rights
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