The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition
& the Student Pipeline Action Committee present:
REAL SLICK: A fundraiser for resistance to the Line 3 pipeline
Live music from ATLAAS, Tara Williamson, & Malcolm Jay
DJ sets by DJ Louie Lovebird & Boogey the Beat
Hoop Dancing by Shanley Spence
Spoken Word by Victoria Inglis
Live art build // “Water is Life” Screen Printing // Photobooth // Raffle
— This event is taking place on the traditional territory of the Nakota (Assiniboine), Cree, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), and the homeland of the Métis Nation. In all our work, and particularly in energy justice organizing, we remind ourselves and our community that we are gathering on Indigenous lands and recognize the original stewards of the land.
— WHAT IS LINE 3?
The Line 3 pipeline expansion is the largest project in Enbridge’s history, and is scheduled to begin construction in Manitoba this spring. As the world is shifting away from oil and gas, constructing new crude oil pipelines is a huge step in the wrong direction. Now is a critical moment to come together as a community to celebrate the beautiful lands that we live on and how we can protect them from destructive development.
The funds raised at this event will go towards the “Stop Line 3” campaign of MEJC, in particular to support actions led by frontline and indigenous land defenders and legal defense funds. More info on Line 3: mbenergyjustice.org
The event will be held in the ballroom of the Marlborough Hotel. The venue is wheelchair accessible by elevator. There are gender neutral washrooms. We strive to maintain a respectful and inclusive environment at all of our gatherings, open to people of all backgrounds with zero tolerance for any sort of discrimination. In the case you do experience anything along these lines, please notify one of the organizers so they may take action
Advance: $15 student | $17 general
Tickets available at:
Into the Music
UW Info Booth
UM Info Booth
— ARTIST BIOS
ATLAAS is a Winnipeg-based RnB synth-pop act spearheaded by songwriter Heather Thomas. Drawing influences from Jessie Ware, Solange, and 90s pop acts like Mariah Carey, ATLAAS’ forthcoming self-titled EP (Spring 2018) is a collection of love songs without the romance. Thomas says “Every song is a meditation on a different type of love—it explores family, ego, betrayal and heartbreak.”
Tara Williamson is a Winnipeg based poet and provocateur- the spark that ignites the flame. A First Nations singer/songwriter, her music is an unflinching document of self: the truth that hurts before it heals. Her first 2 EPs — Lie Low (produced by James McKenty) and ndn summer (produced by Kinnie Starr) were received with praise and made it on numerous music blogs and countdowns across Turtle Island. Her newest album, Songs to Keep Us Warm (produced by Jim Bryson), builds on the clever songwriting and expressive vocals heard in her first two EPs while revealing the deep heart of an artist willing to risk vulnerability in the pursuit of emotional truth.
Toronto born and Winnipeg raised, Malcolm-Jay (born Malcolm-Jamal Tesoro Wilson) is a producer and emcee who humbly adds an introspective element to traditional hip hop culture. Formerly a member of hip hop group The Happy Unfortunate, Malcolm-Jay is holding nothing back with the release of his first solo effort, the self-reflective EP Missed Connections.
DJ Louie Lovebird
DJ Louie Lovebird Whatever your vibe may be, leave it to Louie to pick up what you’re throwing down. This Lovebird prefers to nest in queer and inclusive spaces- With a keen eye on what the crowd is feeling, they bring both the the fun and the funk to whatever event they play. If you want a smooth sensitive empath making you groove Louie has it covered. Often quoted as saying “Donna Summer is my Queen” be sure to expect the gamut of disco all the way to reggae and modern hip hop.
Boogey The Beat
Boogey The Beat is an Anishinaabe DJ and Producer who blends traditional Indigenous songs with modern electronic beats. His DJing skills have landed him on stages for the Indspire Awards, Canada Day 150 Main Stage in Ottawa, National Aboriginal Day LIVE presented by APTN, and multiple festivals across Turtle Island. His first single, HOKA, reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and landed him licensing opportunities providing music for CBC, APTN, and Vice Media. His latest single, “Smoke Signals”, also reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. A collaboration with Winnipeg-based funk band Burnt Project-1 on the release titled 'The Blacklist' earned them a nomination for Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the 2013 Juno Music Awards.
Shanley Spence is a 25 year old Nihithaw and Anishinaabe woman who was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba but a member of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation on her mother’s side and Lake St. Martin First Nation on her father’s. She is a recent graduate from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies. Her participation within her community has earned her the Top 40 Under 40 Manitoba Award for 2017, a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for Artistic Performance, the community champion award for volunteerism, the Anita Neville Member of Parliament Award, second runner up for Miss Indian World 2017 and other recognition from her community.
Victoria N Inglis
Victoria Inglis is Dene/ Cree from the far north who explores writing, visual arts and activism through a poetic lens, creating a voice through stories gifted to them. They strive to speak an Individual Dialogue for Indigenous peoples through performance & rhymes with all seven teachings.