Born to Haitian-Canadian and Malian-Canadian parents, nènè myriam konaté is an artist, writer, creative director and facilitator whose work focuses on intergenerational learning, embodied knowledge and coalition. In November 2015, nènè created The Clap Back, a space to informally discuss everything from pop culture phenomena to divisive political issues. Since then, nènè has had the pleasure of moderating discussions on topics such as micro aggressions, iterations of love within racialized communities, instances of popular Black cultural production (ex: Beyoncé Knowles’ Lemonade and Solange Knowles’ A Seat at the Table), as well as (in)visibility, identity and culture within a Canadian context. In August 2016 nènè co-founded Collective Culture Montreal, an interdisciplinary festival that celebrates the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. nènè’s work has been featured at Writers Read’s Off the Page Festival, at Articule Artist Run Centre, and in Sophomore Mag. nènè’s collaborators include McGill University’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, Two Hungry Children, Womb Cxre, Black Love Matters Montreal, The Woman Power, HerDay, SoHo House Toronto and Centre Never Apart.
Who are you?
What do you need?
What do you want?
What do you require?
Answer these questions with affirmations during a 2-part Clap Back session that will culminate in the creation of personal manifestos!
The Clap Back | Manifest(o) will be facilitated by nènè myriam konaté in the context of “yes, and … also” an experiment in writing + curation that draws from theatrical improvisation + intersectionality to create interactions between people/objects /spaces that are rooted in affirmations.
The Clap Back is a space to informally discuss everything from pop culture phenomena to divisive political issues.
Please send an email to the follow address by March 5th to reserve your spot: email@example.com
- Accessibility Information -
The Belgo Building and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on SBC’s floor. The event is free and kid-friendly.
We ask attendees to refrain from using scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the gallery space - including (but not limited to) perfume and cologne - to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities.
To bring forward any other accessibility needs, requests or questions please contact Hikaru by phone at 514.861.9992 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.