Current Projects

November 2017

Women and Homelessness Project

By |November 30th, 2017|

October 2017

OneBeat – cross cultural music videos

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Watch Courtney Hartman and other OneBeat fellows performing together. Courtney and Mehdi from Morocco perform a gnawa inspired composition at sunset on a trail at Caldera Arts Centre, Oregon


Research on Older Women

By |October 5th, 2017|

Research on older women in Canada, especially gender based research, is lacking. Older women can remain ignored by policy because of this. Several projects from the Canadian Centre for Older Law ┬áhave brought women’s voice and issues into more clear focus. April worked on the phase 1 of the project.

Two project reports are available […]

September 2017

OneBeat – more cultural diplomacy and civic engagement with music

By |September 21st, 2017|

OneBeat 2018

I always look for and often work along, intersections of cross cultural, dialogic, healthy communities pro-social activities. If there is some music involved – so much the better.

This project fits the bill completely and I couldn’t be more pleased that my learning exchange colleague is one of the fellows from the USA this year. […]

Cultural diplomacy – hopes, fears and a powerful story – TEDX

By |September 12th, 2017| (at4:09:06)

Watch Celia Woodsmith Boyd (lead singer Della Mae, Say Darling) talk about life changing experiences in being a cultural diplomat for the US. Celia and Della Mae has been taking music to 16 countries and bringing music and connections back home. Celia talk will engage your thinking and your heart; the songs may […]

Take a Look – ‘I Stand for Diversity” – Facebook Page

By |September 12th, 2017|

Wit Works curates an additional Facebook page to support diversity work – which is an area we work in a lot. My co-curator is Candace Campo of the Shishalh Nation. It is a pleasure and a learning experience to work with Candace; as we try to model that we literally “Stand” (as in hold […]