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When: September 29, 2022, at 7:30 pm

(doors & bar open at 7:00 and the Fringe Grounds Cafe is open until 8:00!)

Where: Studio Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures

ATB Financial Arts Barns building, 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton

How much: $25

Bradley Lafortune: Advocacy in a Dangerous Time

It’s never been more important or more challenging to advocate for the change we want to see in the world. And that’s exactly why advocacy is necessary in this political moment. The tools have changed, but the game remains the same: successful advocacy is all about taking what you have and using it to get what we need.

Portrait of Bradley Lafortune,  executive director of Public Interest Alberta

Bradley (he/him) is the executive director of Public Interest Alberta, a position he has held since April 2021. He is passionate about labour organizing and politics and has worked on union drives and led social unionism campaigns for much of his working life. Bradley lives on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton and is a dad to his brilliant daughter, Maven.

Twitter: @BradLafortune

Ian Runkle: Zero to 100K: Getting a YouTube Play Button and What Happens Along the Way

Portrait of Ian Runkle

Ian will be talking about the experience of building a YouTube channel from nothing to getting a silver play button (100k) and beyond. He’ll share tips, pitfalls, and random experiences.

Ian Runkle is a Canadian lawyer with a 200k subscriber YouTube channel called “Runkle of the Bailey.” When not lawyering or making YouTube content he does leatherwork, plays computer games, and gets far too little sleep.

Twitter: @IanRunkle

YouTube: Runkle of the Bailey

Danny Hieber: Pumpkin Spice Linguistics: Language Change and Indigenous History

Portrait of Danny Hieber, linguist

Pumpkin spice. Two simple words that instill mouthwatering excitement in many a basic white girl, gay, or they. Yet there’s more to these words than meets the ear. In this talk, linguist Danny Hieber takes you on an etymological tour of the histories of these two little words and shows how these words can teach us important lessons about linguistic discrimination and Indigenous perspectives on history.

Danny Hieber is a research linguist who works with Indigenous communities to help them revitalize their endangered languages. His research looks at the crosslinguistic patterns we see in the world’s languages and seeks to understand why those patterns occur. Danny is also an avid science communicator, working to teach the public about the language sciences by creating educational videos about language and linguistics on social media. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Instagram: @LinguisticDiscovery

Twitter: @LingDiscovery

YouTube: Linguistic Discovery

Facebook: Linguistic Discovery