As a follow up to our recent launch event, The Good Mind, at the Hamilton Public Library, please join us for our first Community Gathering of the year: Visual Narratives, Creating and Creation Stories. Full details and RSVP using the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ccena-community-gathering-tickets-29378089657

Work will be presented by Simon Orpana, Rob Kristofferson and Rick Hill. Thursday November 24, 3-5 pm, McMaster Innovation Park. Light Refreshments will be served. 

Rick Hill, Senior Research Coordinator at Deyohaha:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic on the Grand River territory will discuss The Creation Story project.

The Creation Story project is comprised of Six Nations artists’ renderings of the Haudenosaunee creation story. This book reproduces images of these beautiful works and offers commentary based on interviews with the artists on their connection to this founding teaching in Six Nations tradition and their efforts to interpret that story in contemporary art.

Simon Orpana and Rob Kristofferson will discuss their 2016 graphic novel, Showdown!Making Modern Unions. 

Based on interviews and other archival materials, this graphic history illustrates how Hamilton workers translated their experience of work and organizing in the 1930s and early 1940s into a new kind of unionism and a new North American society in the decades following World War II. https://btlbooks.com/book/showdown

The word cena means dinner in both Spanish and Italian. In this spirit, CCENA invites you to bring your creativity and ideas to the table!