Creating Safer Spaces in the Music Community


I'm very honoured to take part in the Big Fun Productions & Manitoba Music's January Music Meeting on Creating Safer Spaces in the Music Community on January 26, 2017 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Fools & Horses (379 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada).


The event description:


The conversation around safer spaces in music has been increasingly in the spotlight. How do we, as a community, make our music spaces safer for audiences, artists, and workers? Join community members for a free panel discussion on the concepts behind, and importance of, safer spaces, and the challenges in creating and maintaining them, with a focus on gender, sexual orientation, and the experiences of Black people, Indigenous people, people of colour, and the people who exist at those intersections.

Moderated by Winnipeg Free Press columnist Jen Zoratti, the panel features Alexa Potashnik, creator of Black Space, host of Raw Colours radio, and performer known as MC Woke; bassist, composer, teacher, and musician Ashley Au; Jodie Layne, founder of Safer Spaces Winnipeg; Leonard Sumner, award-winning MC and singer/songwriter; Tyler Sneesby, co-owner and founder of The Good Will Social Club, which gained national attention for drafting and adopting its House Rules; and Uzoma Asagwara, entrepreneur, founder of QPOC, registered psychiatric nurse, member of the Premier's Advisory Council on education, poverty, and citizenship.

Presented by Manitoba Music and Big Fun, this panel discussion is part of January Music Meeting, which runs in conjunction with the Big Fun Festival, January 25-29.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp on the south side of the building. There are no automatic doors. The inside of the venue is quite spacious and can accommodate movement throughout.

This event is free and all ages.


More information available on the Manitoba Music website.

Niyi Adewole