Parkland Fall Conference 2020
November 16-21, 2020, University of Alberta
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Parkland Party

Saturday, November 21, 7PM

Join us online for a fun evening of music, spoken word poetry and good conversations.

Performers

Adam Shaikh

Adam Shaikh

Adham Shaikh is an Emmy- and Juno Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer and DJ. Adham brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen. He has scored original soundtracks for a number of film and television productions, including National Geographic (Emmy nomination), has mixed and produced the debut album of award winning fusion act Delhi2Dublin and has received a Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program. Other highlights include headlining sets at The Royal Ontario Museum, Basscoast Festival, Shambhala, the Vancouver Folk Festival and many others. His newest collaboration is titled Monkey Dragon.

Dale Ladouceur

Dale Ladouceur

Dale Ladouceur is a musician, composer, writer, journalist, producer, artist, Parkland Institute board member and a good-troublemaker. Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases, Brimstone and Clover and Do Ya Think. Prior to that, her first original group was The Mavens with whom she released; To You (1997). She has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies and has played alongside musical heroes, interviewed icons and bakes a mean sourdough bread. When she is not recording her new album at Crowtown, you may catch her attacking windmills.

Maria Dunn

Maria Dunn

A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, twice Juno-nominated Maria Dunn writes thought-provoking, hope-mongering songs that honour the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. Her 2016 album Gathering celebrates the love of family, community and humanity that fires our actions to make the world a better place. In January 2021, Maria releases her seventh album Joyful Banner Blazing, produced by Shannon Johnson (Juno-winner with The McDades) and again highlighting stories of compassion and community action.

Edmonton-based, Maria performs at festivals, theatres, union halls and conferences, including with the multimedia history shows she developed in collaboration with videographer Don Bouzek of Edmonton’s Ground Zero Productions—Packingtown and GWG: Piece by Piece (with historian Catherine C. Cole), On The River (with Edmonton Indigenous women’s trio Asani) and Troublemakers: Working Albertans.

Shima Aisha Robinson

Shima Aisha Robinson

Shima Aisha Robinson works for APIRG on the University of Alberta campus as the programming/working group and research co-ordinator. She is a University of Alberta graduate student in pursuit of a degree in the master of arts in community engagement program through the Faculty of Extension. She advances her enthusiasm for anti-oppression and social justice work volunteering, interning and working with local groups that address systemic issues of oppression and marginalization in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (aka Edmonton). She is an amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton)-born student, community builder, poet and spoken-word artist who embodies, with every literary and scholarly effort, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol that means strength, humility, learning and wisdom.

V Guzmán

V Guzmán

V Guzmán is a non-binary, disabled, first-generation Salvadoran Nawat Canadian born and raised in Treaty Six, traditional Papaschase Cree territory. The eldest of eight and a self-taught visual artist who sometimes performs spoken word poetry, though most of their creative energy is invested into their work as a strategic urban frontline community organizer and inner city QTBIPOC youth advocate for almost a decade. You can usually find them online or through Shades of Colour YEG.