The Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts hosts a series of Long Tables with our community partners every year. All CCENA events are free and open to the public. Starting in Fall 2022, our events will be hybrid, with all welcome to join online (Zoom) or in person at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton. Registration links and flyers with detailed information for each event will be added approximately two weeks prior to each Long Table.

Please contact CCENA’s Research Assistant, Katie Waring, at warink1@mcmaster.ca with any questions or accessibility requests.

Visit our Past Events page for more information on the Long Tables CCENA has hosted in previous years.


Fall 2022 Long Tables

Homegirl
October 25, 2022
3-4pm

Unpacking the stigma of being a Black person on a farm, in relationship with nature, growing food for oneself that is not coded as poverty or slavery, is a personal and collective experience that is fruitful to the narratives of Black people. For this project, culminating in a curated public walk, Ashley Marshall celebrates (situates, and stimulates) Black people having food, access, land, sovereignty, freedom, and returning to ways of eating and gathering that challenge colonialism.

Register for this hybrid event: homegirl.eventbrite.ca

A green flyer with flowers and a graphic of two people gardening. Text reads: The Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts invites you to a Long Table featuring Homegirl with Ashley Marshall. Tuesday, October 25 at 3pm. Unpacking the stigma of being a Black person on a farm, in relationship with nature, growing food for oneself that is not coded as poverty or slavery, is a personal and collective experience that is fruitful to the narratives of Black people. This project, culminating in a curated public walk, celebrates (situates, and stimulates) Black people having food, access,  land, sovereignty, freedom, and returning to ways of eating and gathering that challenge colonialism. Join us online or in person downtown at David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Room 2036. Masks are strongly encouraged for in-person attendees. Questions and accessibility requests can be sent to warink1@mcmaster.ca


Darrell Epp & YWCA Community Memorial
December 13, 2022
3-5pm

Darrell Epp is a Hamilton-based poet whose work has appeared in over 130 magazines, including Poetry Ireland, Exile, and Queen’s Quarterly. He is currently translating his poetry to several digital mediums, including audio and video.

The Hamilton YWCA community mural project, led by Amy Deschamps and Paula Grove, aims to memorialize, honour, and celebrate the community members that the YWCA has served and who have lost their lives through their experiences of homelessness. The mural will be located within the main lobby of the YWCA’s 75 Mac Nab Street South location, home to the residents and guests of the YWCA Transitional Living Programs and Carole Anne’s Place.

Due to the increase in COVID cases regionally, this event will be held online only. Register for this Zoom event: darrellepp_hamiltonywca.eventbrite.ca