When you hear the word passion, what comes to mind? What does passion FEEL like?
I can tell you this.
Passion feels like a dimly lit room. Scattered candles and the last drop of hot chocolate into a cup. It feels like the buzz of a microphone and the matching syllables of perfect, but not so perfect rhymes. The last echo of a finger set on a guitar string. A singer. A poet. A singer. A poet. The warmth of the smiles of the people who sit around you. Sharing stories of struggle and joy. Sharing passion. Inspire.
The Passion Project invites you to join us for a night of passionate musical and slam poetry performances. A casual gathering of incredible human beings. You won’t want to miss it.
Inspire: Slam | BVP | Passion
Featuring the Blank Vinyl Project and UBC Slam
Thursday November 21st
2nd floor of the SUB, room 212A
Entrance is free, but we encourage you to bring non-perishable (canned or boxed) food items to donate to the AMS Food Bank.
We hope to see you there!
Calling all passionate artists! The AMS Art Gallery wants your work for a Truth and Reconciliation display.
The UBC First Nations House of Learning, the Passion Project, the CTLT, the AMS Art Gallery and Power to Change invites submissions of works of art that relate to experiences at Indian Residential Schools or that relate to the legacy and impact of those experiences.
In addition, we invite artists to submit works relating to apology, truth, cultural oppression, cultural genocide, resistance, resilience, spirituality, remembrance, reconciliation, and rejuvenation.
We are happy to receive your artistic expression in any way that you choose. For example; decorative and traditional arts, sculptures and carvings, drawings and paintings, quilting, poetry and stories, song and dance, etc.
Submit your art work/more information here: p2c.sh/trcart
Deadline to submit work is October 29th, 2013
Submissions will be displayed from November 5-16 2013 in the AMS Art Gallery in the Old Sub at UBC
Event information here: p2c.sh/trcartshow
Dear passionate followers,
Thank you so much for your support during Imagine Day! Although there was rain, YOU brought the sunshine in your quick hellos, smiles and conversations. We were overwhelmed by the support we received throughout the day, and we cannot wait to see some new faces this year at our projects and events.
Here are three comments/themes that I noticed while speaking with you today:
One. There is a Ted Talk going viral online by our very own co-founder, Eunice Hii. She speaks about the benefits and challenges of “following your passions” in the context of being a recent university graduate. Many of you mentioned that you watched it. WE LOVE IT! For those of you who have not, check it out here!
Two. “What if I don’t know what my passion is?” That is a great question, which has an answer that only you can find. Everyone has something they enjoy doing. Conventional or unconventional hobby or interest in a subject area or musical/artistic talent or love of reading/writing/poetry. Those are just a few, but the possibilities are endless. Dig deep. We recognize that, as students, not everyone has time to invest in their passions the same amount of time they invest in classes or work. The Passion Project wants you to know that you have the right to engage in activities that you love to do, and it is a privilege. Furthermore, when you apply these activities to helping others, there is great potential for positive change and personal growth. Student life is about balance and we think that your passion(s) are a vital part of that balance!
Three. Free chocolates are great incentive to engage in a conversation, but genuine interest feeds a deeper hunger.
Some exciting announcements:
-We are in the process of being constituted as an AMS club! This will allow us to reach out to more students at the university and run larger-scale events
-We are a proud member of The Global Lounge Network.
Stay in touch with us here (on our blog), as well as on facebook and twitter for more updates throughout the year!