God is Dead: A poem about sex trade workers in the lower east-side: East Vancouver

 

 

 

In the fall of 2012, I read this poem I wrote at UNBC event for Men Resisting Violence Against Women and at the Weaving Words Aboriginal Storytelling Festival.Image

 

This piece was published by the Simon Fraser University literary journal, The West Coast Line no. 72, 2012.

 

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At the Men Resisting Violence even I read along with two poets Ken Belford and Robb Budde, and Novelist Josh Massey.

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At this storytelling festival I read along with Garry Gottfriedson and Richard Van Camp, this was an honour for me. To have these individuals allow me the space to tell a few short stories alongside them establishes their praxis on creating healing spaces for all people. Why is a a former right-wing-extremist allowed space to read at an aboriginal storytelling festival, it is because it is about healing and good medicine.

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Dr. Si Transkan, my thesis supervisor and self proclaimed cranky-bitch-feminist, who organized the 12 week ARTivism event at UNBC to bring attention, awareness to violence against women and to bring healing spaces into a patriarchal and paternal academic space.

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About Daniel Gallant

Daniel is a social worker (MSW,RSW) and is a current student of law, who is also an emerging writer and has been published internationally in literary journals. Poetry is his primary creative processing tool, and also has published creative non-fiction (auto-biographic). He has a B.A. in First Nations Studies. I am a consultant for media, scholars, and government bodies about violent right wing extremism in Canada and a trained counsellor; Daniel offers services to individuals seeking to leave violent extremist lifestyles, and facilitates public speaking on matters of resiliency. Daniel presents Scholars from the Underground Blog in order to promote transformation and to contribute to create safe spaces in society for true cultural transformation. Canada has to move from a racist nation to an inclusionary society. We are blessed to live in a space and time where we can now talk openly about these social issues. Daniel welcomes you to is Blogosphere. http://scholarsfromtheunderground.com

2 responses to “God is Dead: A poem about sex trade workers in the lower east-side: East Vancouver”

  1. Daniel Gallant says :

    Reblogged this on #SFTU: Scholar(s) from the Underground and commented:

    In the fall of 2012, I read this poem I wrote at UNBC event for Men Resisting Violence Against Women and at the Weaving Words Aboriginal Storytelling Festival. I lived on the streets of the DTES for years and seen a lot of troubling things.

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