SK Arts is hosting a free, virtual speakers series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the arts sector. There are three sessions planned in 2022. 

Manuela Valle-Castro standing in front of a bookshelf

Manuela Valle-Castro.

January 20: Manuela Valle-Castro

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Manuela Valle-Castro (she/her, they/them) is the Director of Social Accountability at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. She is originally from Chile and has Mestiza (Spanish-Italian and Afro-Indigenous) background. She holds a PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia. The title of her talk is "Beyond diversity and inclusion: understanding equity and systemic oppression". In this workshop, we will explore the limitations of focusing on diversity and inclusion to effectively address systemic inequities, and introduce the framework of equity as a new language to understand power, privilege and oppression. 


February 17: Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue.

To sign up for Tarah Hogue's February 17 session, taking place at 10 a.m., please email Geoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This presentation and Q&A will last approximately 90 minutes and will be recorded for later viewing.

Tarah Hogue will reflect on how equity has shaped her curatorial practice and advocacy work. Hogue is a curator, writer and cultural worker. She is Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern in Saskatoon and holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia, and a BA in Art History from Queen’s University. She has previously held positions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, grunt gallery, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Hogue is board co-chair of the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, and is a founding member of the Shushkitew Collective. She is a citizen of the Métis Nation and Canada, and was raised on the border between Treaty 6 and 7 territories in Red Deer.


March: TBA

Stay tuned for more information on the series!