Harlan Pruden

April 5, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at SFU Woodward's — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

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About the speaker

Harlan Pruden is a proud member of the Cree Nation, or nēhiyaw in Cree. Harlan’s mother is from the Beaver Lake Reservation and father from the Whitefish Lake Reservation, both located in northeastern Alberta – Treaty 6 territory. Harlan works with and for the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, Harlan is a Ph.D. student at University of British Columbia and an Educator at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous public health program at BC Center for Disease Control. Harlan also the Managing Editor of the TwoSpiritJournal.com, an interactive multi-platform Two-Spirit media/news site, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Vancouver Public Library and was just appointed as an Advisory Member for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Gender and Health. Harlan also serves as a representative to the International Indigenous Peoples Working Group on HIV/AIDS. Before moving to Vancouver, Harlan was a co-founder and Director of the New York City’s NorthEast Two Spirit Society. In August 2014, I was appointed by President Obama to the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and provided advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services and the White House. (In December 2018, Harlan was (happily) fired from PACHA by Trump via Fedex.)

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Due to high demand for these FREE tickets, we use our waitlist for registration and will release tickets via lottery on Friday, March 29, with lucky winners informed the following week. We find this approach to be the fairest and more equitable and appreciate you playing along. Don’t panic if you don’t get a ticket this month, priority is given to those who get stuck on the waitlist two or more months in a row. If you get a ticket but cannot attend, please release your ticket ASAP so someone on the waitlist can join us. Remaining applicants will remain on the waitlist and informed if tickets get released and offered access to FieldTrips when available (watch your inbox).

Please do not register if you aren’t sure you will attend. If you are on the list remember that means we have not only reserved you a seat, but arranged for your food and coffee, so be at the venue by 8:15 for breakfast!