ACAM Dialogues: Podcast Listening Party & Dialogue

When: Thurs. 29 October @ 5:30-7pm (PDT)
Where: Zoom link TBA
Read podcast transcript here.

On Thurs. 29 October, join us for a podcast listening party and dialogue event!

The ACAM Dialogues 2020/21 is excited to introduce “Flow of Thoughts,” a podcast episode written and recorded by ACAM alumni Jacqueline Sarvini with production assistance by Moses Caliboso.

This pilot episode comes out of Jackie’s experience processing emotions around the global pandemic. Jackie returned to the music of her youth, in turn coming across the album SAWAYAMA by British-Japanese artist Rina Sawayama, an artpop extravaganza of colliding identity crises and reconciliations amidst a sonic palette of early 2000s pop music. What follows is Jackie’s exploration within her own relationship to Rina Sawayama and the ever shifting landscape of racialization in pop music. A talk that is equal parts memoir, equal parts cultural analysis, ACAM is proud to present Jackie’s work as the first episode of the ACAM Podcast.

The listening party will be followed by an informal conversation about the themes and ideas surrounding and within the podcast, the music that has fuelled our quarantine lives and our youth, race and and pop music, and other topics.

We would like to acknowledge that this virtual event will be hosted from the unceded, ancestral, and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As this is a virtual event, we may all be based on different Indigenous territories. Learn more about where you are situated:

Event free and open to all. RSVP required to access password for Zoom link.



*** Accessibility ***

  • This event will take place on, a video conferencing platform. No Zoom account or app is required to access the event, but participants will need access to a computer or device with working internet to open the Zoom link on desktop or browser.
  • There are currently no ASL interpreters or captioning booked for this event. Participants may access a text transcript to the podcast here.
  • This event requires a working WiFi connection and may not be suitable for those with EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity).
  • While there will not be an active listener, you can contact the program or any staff member for links to UBC mental health resources and phone lines. Please note that we are not trained to support with counselling, mental health emergencies, or crises.

*** Safety & Privacy ***

  • This event will not be recorded. We ask participants to respect others’ privacy by refraining from recording any part of the event (e.g. via video, screen record, photography, screen captures, etc) unless consent is requested and expressly given.
  • Chat moderators will be available to follow up on typed questions or comments.
  • We do not use the attention-tracking feature on Zoom.
  • Only registered participants will receive passwords for the Zoom event link.

* If you have questions or accessibility needs not listed here, please contact by Fri. October 23rd. *