Projects and Events 2018-2019 

Atreverse/Atravesar (To Dare/ToCross): Living Experiences of LGTBQ Latin American Refugees

With our partners, VAST, MOSAIC, I-Belong, UBC Social Justice Center, and the Latin American Studies Program


Apalabrarte: palabras, arte e imaginación

An experiential workshop to explore Spanish as a second language, and the relationship between language and body creatively through art-making and play in a safe, non judgmental and relaxed environment.

Matias Hacker is an Argentinean-Canadian, Artist, Actor, Registered Counsellor, with a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy. He works for VAST Vancouver Associsation for Survivors of Torture, several mental health agencies working with individuals, adults and children and running support groups for refugees, while pursuing projects in visual arts, theatre, and film.

Projects and Events 2016-2018

Guacamole for Justice, 2018

Students and faculty with members of the MDWA on Immigrant Farm Workers working conditions
Learning, interacting and enjoying, the guacamole Michoacano is done.
Tanya(Span 401) and Luiza (Span 301) from Spanish for Community
In dialogue with the migrant farm workers from Mexico
Maria Carbonetti and participants, students and faculty. Guacamole for Justice, discussion panel opening words.

Images by Karolina Chrzan, Spanish 207_302

Students with Ashli Akins, Mosqoy Founder and President, 2018

Ashli Akins, Mosqoy founder and president

Isabel Allende Talk, 2018

Rainbow Refugees Vancouver, 2018

VAST 2018 Class visits and panel discussion_ Mariana Martinez Vieyra and refugee claimants, Jorge, Irving and Regina.

Mariana Martinez Vieyra, (VAST Vancouver), Jorge, Irving and Regina (RainbowRefuge Vancouver) and Maria Carbonetti SFC FHIS

Gifts of Our Lives: South Granville Senior Center, 2016-2018

2016-18 Hispanic Group, with, Instructors Maria Adelaida Escobar Trujillo (Community Liaison), and Iris Escuer Riera Span 207, Coordinators, Maria José torrejón 2016-17 Marina Sanz Vara 2017-18 Images, by Patrick Gillin, Rocío Hollmann and Carolina Navarrete (Community Liaison 2016-17)

Spanish Group South Granville Senior Center, and SFC students and faculty
Patrick Gillin
Patrick Gillin
Image by Patrick Gillin