Changemakers Vancouver is a network of people who want to learn, share, and act so to make the world a better place. We believe in connection, collaboration, and creativity.

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Changemakers IV: Late Nite ArtNow that Changemakers IV is over we’ve got a lot of thanking to do:

A huge thanks to everyone who attended for bringing your enthusiasm and creativity to the Interurban Art Gallery to connect and reflect on what change means to you. We’re glad you could join us to share great food, music and company. We hope you enjoyed the experience and learned something!

A big thank you to the evening’s artist in residence, Zack Embree, for sharing his insights on the value of art in creating social and environmental change, living a creative life and taking us for a journey from the Alberta tar sands to Haiti and places in between.

Thanks to A&B Rentals for helping us set the table, and E.&J. Gallo for some excellent wine.

Thanks to Jordan Yerman for great coverage about the event in the Vancouver Observer.

Thanks so much to Late Nite Art for partnering with us to bring you this event. If you enjoyed it we encourage you to check them out on Facebook to learn about their other upcoming events.

Art you ready for Changemakers IV?

artyouready-posterWhat can we achieve when we mix art with activism?

Changemakers IV: Late Nite Art mixes the creative exploration of Late Nite Art with the brilliant minds of Changemakers. Join us for a collaborative night of creation and reflection on art and social change. Come prepared to have fun and get a little messy as we engage in the creative process, sample delicious food and enjoy future-forward beats with a diverse crowd of changemakers.

Join us February 13 from 6:30 – 9pm at Interurban Gallery.

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We’re excited to have Vancouver-based photographer, videographer, creative consultant and digital storyteller, Zack Embree, as our artist in residence for the evening. Embree has travelled the world as a chronicler of conscience and worked on such projects as Uberdrop, Defend our Climate, Hope the Whale and the Tar Sands Reporting Project.

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Happy Holidays from Changemakers!

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We at Changemakers would like to wish you and your family the best of the season and lots of success in the new year.

Our team been busy planning for the spring and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store! We’re looking forward to bringing you more events and more ways to connect.

Changemaker Spotlight: Ashley Arden

What are some of the most impactful changes you’ve made in your community?

ashleyI love helping other organizations and grassroots initiatives be more effective through my work at Stonehouse, but it’s my volunteer work as Chair of the Eka Cooperative that makes me most proud. At Eka, we work with indigenous refugee communities in East Vancouver – like the Montagnard from the Central Highlands of Vietnam – who are being driven into downward assimilation by increasingly restricted government-funded services. Whether it is literacy classes, science & myth dialogues, a traditional music program, indigenous mentorship with local First Nations or a women’s weaving collective, we promote social cohesion through what we call cooperative-culturalism, a community-based, dialogic approach that creates space for both cultural continuity and dynamic integration. It’s all about making creative use of the resources we have in our community to welcome and support the successful integration of vulnerable communities without demanding assimilation.

Who or what inspires you?

Ethnobotanist and National Geographic explorer Wade Davis is chief among my pantheon.

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