Unceded Voices: Anticolonial Street Artists Convergence dedicates a large portion of the organizing of the project to creating platforms for dialogue with Montrealers and non-Indigenous residents of Tiotia:ke. During the past two editions of the convergence in 2014 and 2015, we were successful in engaging public participation, which included passers-by in the streets striking up conversations with the muralists, as well as more structured activities and workshops that took place in public spaces and both artist-run and community centres. It is in these moments of dialogue in the social milieu that begins a real moment of meeting between the artists and the public.
Our activities also include panel discussions with the artists who discuss their art-making processes, workshops about pervasive stereotypes and prejudices about Indigenous peoples, art-making skills-shares (including but not limited to screenprinting, stencilling, collage making) and documentaries/short films screenings with filmmakers present for a Q&A when possible. The multiple events are always free and open to the public.