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IC Week 2019: Kaleidoscope: Tilt Your Perspective

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IC Week celebrates its 5th year this March 2019, hosting Kaleidoscope: Tilt Your Perspective.
 
While the title may have many of us default to think fondly of the simple toy of our childhoods, the metaphor of the kaleidoscope can elicit a far deeper concept to ponder. 
 
"Our days are a kaleidoscope. [Within] every instant a change takes place in the contents. … The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities." -Henry Ward Beecher (Beckham-Corbin, 2008)

The design of kaleidoscopes lies in the use of mirrors to create multiple reflections, and what looks like, different versions of the same image.  It serves as an interesting and yet fittingly symbolic example of how the world we understand and view around us, is very much a mirror of our own values, expectations, and information that we have received over our lifetime.  However, as we shift any one of those factors, our perspective and worldview can change as a consequence. 
 
IC Week 2019 will provide a series of events that will challenge the metaphorical mirrors that you have created, and offer alternate perspectives for you to consider.  And perhaps even slightly tilt how you see the world around you. 
 
The week, taking place Monday, March 4th to Friday, March 8th, will include:

Monday: A performance by magician Malcolm Russell, which will also explore the relationship between our perception and deception
 
Location: South Campus Atrium
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
No registration required
 
Tuesday: An event exploring societal and personal relationships to hair, in its diverse forms
 
Location: South Campus Atrium
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
No registration required
 
Wednesday: An Indigenous Jeopardy activity with both a learning component and experiential display (registration required)

Location: Intercultural Centre, N322
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register at intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca
 
Thursday: An art activity exploring individual intersectionality and identity complexity

Location: Intercultural Centre, N322
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register at intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca
 
Friday: The week will close by celebrating International Women’s Day with a breakfast event (invite only)

Location: Intercultural Centre, N322
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
By Invite Only
 
We encourage you to attend as many events as possible.  Stay tuned to the IC Blog for further details.    Did you miss last year’s IC Week?  This video introduces the suite of events offered at IC Week 2018.  Registration details will also be made available on myCampus, as well as Student eNews. 
 
Reference:
 
Beckham-Corbin, M. (2008). Kaleidoscope Discoveries. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://michellebeckhamcorbin.blogspot.com/2008/09/kaleidoscope-metaphor-for-change.html 

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