Movie Night

Alaskan Nets – Thursday, March 31st at 6pm

Doors will open at 5:30pm. Movie starts at 6pm.

Tickets are FREE! Purchase your free ticket here so that we can keep track of the amount of attendees.

The Hastings Anti-Racism Committee (HARC) will be showing the documentary movie Alaskan Nets in the school gym. The movie comes to us from Tsimshian territory, where director Jeff Harasimowicz tells the story of the community of Metlakatla – the last remaining First Nation reserve in Alaska – and the high school boys basketball team, as they make a run for the state championship. Watch the TRAILER.

Bring a blanket and some movie snacks and let’s have some fun together in person!

So that everyone feels comfortable, we ask that masks are worn

Donations to the PAC’s new bursary fund for Indigenous Hastings graduates are welcomed by cash or cheque at the event.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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The next morning, on Friday, April 1st from 8:30am, Hastings’ Indigenous Enhancement Worker, Kristen Quesnelle, will be hosting coffee outside the school doors on Franklin – the SW corner of the building. She’ll be talking about Hastings Elementary’s new All-Nations Room, aka ‘The Nest.’ Everyone is welcome to attend. Look for the bright green Hastings tent!

Indigenous Hastings Graduate Bursary

The PAC is launching a new bursary fund for Indigenous Hastings graduates!

You are invited to make a donation to the fund by donating to the Hastings PAC at events (cash or cheque), or through School Cash Online. Just select fund destination ‘E-Hastings PAC’, (NOT E-Hastings), and add the note ‘Indigenous Bursary’ in the message section to specify the funds are to be used for that purpose. For online donations you will receive a tax receipt.

Anti-Racism 2-Part Speaker Series! February 22nd and March 1st!

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The Hastings PAC and the Lord Nelson PAC are proud to co-present this important 2-part online speaker series for parents and caregivers, as a part of our acknowledgement of Black History Month.
 
Session 1: Foundations in Anti-Racism
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

7:00-8:30 p.m.

What is racism? What isn’t racism? What does it mean to be
anti-racist? Explore the history and realities of race and racism in
Canada and Canadian schools and what it means for all of us who call
this place home. Question and answers to follow.

Session 2: Talking to Kids About Racism
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Kids need adults to help guide them through the inequities that exist in
their world. How do you help them understand and what can you do as a
parental figure in their life to make a meaningful difference for racial
justice?

 
Eventbrite link is here and ready for your registration!
 
Tickets are available for free and by
donation – pay only what you are able. Any funds raised to cover the
cost of the speaker are greatly appreciated.

We hope you will join us!

Hastings Anti-Racism Committee

The next HARC meeting is Wednesday, November 3rd from 7-8pm on Zoom.

The Hastings Anti-racism Committee (HARC) is a sub-committee of the Hastings PAC. We are committed to playing a role in creating a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment at the school. All Hastings parents, guardians, and school staff are welcome to attend every meeting. We welcome you to share ideas about what kind of anti-racism work we can engage in together for this school year!

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4586354914?pwd=L2puS1Y5YmREOXNsUlhnOXBGaVgxdz09

Hastings Anti-racism Committee (HARC) Monday, October 4th – HARC Meeting at 7pm

Join us for the first meeting of the school year. The HARC is a sub-committee of the Hastings PAC. We are committed to playing a role in creating a safe, inclusive and equitable environment at the school. All Hastings parents, guardians, and school staff are welcome to attend every meeting.

We welcome you to share ideas about what kind of anti-racism work we can engage in together for this school year!

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Student Art Fundraiser

A message from the class…

Hello Hastings Community!

Division 18’s Grade 5/6 students would like to invite you to our art fundraiser, ‘Building Black Futures’, at The Laughing Bean!

Our class has been inspired by the important contributions of Black icons and the Black Lives Matter movement, and has organised this fundraiser in the hopes that it can serve as a small but meaningful step in the building of Black futures in Vancouver.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will present art made by students featuring important Black trailblazers and icons. These artworks are not only visual representations, but also educational keepsakes: they include short biographies celebrating the life and accomplishments of these famous figures. It is our hope that by sharing these works with our community we can help spread their stories and contributions more widely.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will take place at The Laughing Bean and will run from Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27. The Laughing Bean is open until 4 pm every day. Artworks will be sold on a sliding scale starting at $10. The Laughing Bean accepts cash and debit. 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Hogan’s Alley Society, a non-profit organization committed to promoting and preserving Vancouver’s Black History!

We hope you can visit the exhibit!:)

Sincerely,
Division 18 students

Indigenous Peoples Day

TODAY is Indigenous Peoples Day!

Check the Hastings School website for more info on the above Coast Salish inspired project plus more beautiful art around the school.

If your child has participated in any projects celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month, please send a photo to info@hastingspac.ca – we’d love to feature it on the PAC website!


The Hastings Anti-racism Committee (HARC) is a sub-committee of the Hastings PAC, and would like to share the following message…

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!!

Today is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the first peoples of this land – First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. We hope you find the below links helpful for starting some conversations and planning events with your family!

1. Consider adding your name to the petition calling for all BC educators to receive mandatory training in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
 

2. The First Peoples’ Map of BC has just launched. It’s a unique platform where Indigenous people can upload their local languages, cultural touchpoint and highlight local artists.
 

3. Urban Ink is a Vancouver theatre company that uplifts Indigenous and diverse voices through storytelling and performance and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary!
Check out Urban Ink


4. Orene Askew, aka DJ O Show, is a local DJ, a member of the Squamish Nation council and a motivational speaker. Also being black and a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community has given her a unique perspective and now a documentary is being made about her!
Learn More


5. Now that we can travel throughout the province again (hurrah!), maybe the Indigenous Tourism BC website can help plan your trip. 

 6. Join Autumn Peltier – 16-year-old Chief Water Commissioner from Anishinabek First Nation – in calling for an end to boil water advisories on First Nation reservations.
Tell your kids about this TEEN activist!

Student Art Show Announcement

Hastings Division 18’s Grade 5/6 students are putting on an art show and you’re invited!

A message from the class…

Hello Hastings Community!

Division 18’s Grade 5/6 students would like to invite you to our art fundraiser, ‘Building Black Futures’, starting next week at The Laughing Bean!

Our class has been inspired by the important contributions of Black icons and the Black Lives Matter movement, and has organised this fundraiser in the hopes that it can serve as a small but meaningful step in the building of Black futures in Vancouver.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will present art made by students featuring important Black trailblazers and icons. These artworks are not only visual representations, but also educational keepsakes: they include short biographies celebrating the life and accomplishments of these famous figures. It is our hope that by sharing these works with our community we can help spread their stories and contributions more widely.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will take place at The Laughing Bean (2695 East Hastings) and will run from Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27. The Laughing Bean is open until 4 pm every day. Artworks will be sold on a sliding scale starting at $10. The Laughing Bean accepts cash and debit. 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Hogan’s Alley Society, a non-profit organization committed to promoting and preserving Vancouver’s Black History!

We hope you can visit the exhibit!:)

Sincerely,
Division 18 students