Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Safer Spaces Workshop & HIFF Volunteer Orientation

  • May 29, 2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • 11


Registration is closed

In preparation for the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF), AFCOOP will be offering a free workshop on cultivating safer spaces.

This workshop is a mandatory orientation session for HIFF Volunteers, but all AFCOOP community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Attendance at the workshop will count towards the ten volunteer hours that prospective AFCOOP members need to acquire.

The workshop will be led by Carmella Farahbakhsh who has been working with AFCOOP's Safer Spaces Committee on writing our new policy.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • what it means to foster a safer space

  • how to offer peer support

  • how to practice active listening

These tools and lessons are priority for HIFF 2018 and valuable to all AFCOOP events and initiatives.

AFCOOP has hosted the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival for the past 12 years. The festival provides a unique venue for local and international filmmakers to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema.

This year the festival takes place from June 6 - 9. For further details go to HIFF's website:

Accessibility notes: AFCOOP is located on the main floor of 5663 Cornwallis St. There are two concrete steps leading up to our main entrance. There is a gender neutral bathroom located inside our office space.

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