carla bergman is a mom, producer, writer and organizer who spends much of her time with her partner, kids and friends in east Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. She is the co director of EMMA Talks, a mini-festival, which includes aspeaker’s series by women. carla has worked with youth in alternatives-to-education spaces and projects for over 15 years, and is currently the Project Development Manager for Kwi Awt Stelmexw, an initiative that provides programs to strengthen Sḵwx̱wú7mesh cultural and language. The threads that run through all her collaborative work are: radical social change, amplifying voices at the edges, and connecting emerging and new voices with well-seasoned folks. carla co-directed the Film: Common Notions: Handbook Not Required, co-edited the AK Press book: Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook For Youth, and is the co-author of the forthcoming book:Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times, published by AK Press.
Corin Browne is a videomaker and media educator who has been working as a community engaged artist for almost 15 years, most of those with one of her kids and/or editor partner John in tow. Corin is a founding member of the nationally recognized Summer Visions Film Institute for Youth located in Vancouver’s eastside. With an academic background in critical media education (MA Communication, SFU) and digital media production, Corin is interested in creating media-based projects that explore notions of community, place, radical democracy, social justice and memory. Corin’s recent community projects include: a low-watt pirate television project, four years as co-resident artist with the Digital Storytelling Group at Silver Harbour Seniors Centre in North Vancouver; directing a Bollywood-style Public Service Announcement educating farm workers about safe laundry practices and pesticide contamination; and a large-scale, multi-phased media-art project exploring the impact of the housing crisis on youth entitled the Housing Matters Media Project. Corin co-directed the Film: Common Notions: Handbook Not Required.