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August 26, 2019

Summer Block Party - Rungh Readings

Summer Block Party

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Vancouver - Hogan's Alley Society, in partnership with Rungh Cultural Society, is hosting an afternoon of readings from Rungh's Antiracism issue. This event will be an archive "activation" as well as a showcase for new work by emerging and established artists. "Rungh is thrilled to be working in partnership with Hogan's Alley Society on this archive 'reactivation' project", stated Zool Suleman, Rungh's Executive Director. "Rungh's Antiracism issue featured pointed and political work on the theme by Wayde Compton, Phinder Dulai, Peter Hudson, and many others. This event is a part of the newly relaunched Rungh Readings events".

"I have long been an admirer of Rungh's engagements with notions of 'multiculturalism', 'race' and 'belonging', and their deployments of the Beautiful to speak (another) truth to the power of the Ugly" says Adam Rudder, co-chair of the Hogan's Alley Society, "we welcome this opportunity to coordinate efforts and collaborate on themes and topics that are, in my opinion, central to the work we do as well".

Thank you to the City of Vancouver for support through VIVA Vancouver, Cultural Services and the NEFC Plan.

Dates and Locations

Saturdays, 1pm onwards
July 6, 13, 27
August 10, 24
September 7, 21

258 Union Street Hogan's Alley Block
Nora Hendrix Place
Vancouver, BC



Rungh. Means. Colour. Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape.Rungh is a member of the Magazine Association of BC, the British Columbia Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres (PAARC), and an Associate Member of the BC Museums Association.

The Hogan's Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust.