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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
28 Nov 23·7:30 PM

Timelines Talk

Harsha Walia

The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Portrait of Harsha Walia

Photo: Caelie Frampton


For the second event in CAG’s Timelines Talks, Harsha Walia will deliver a lecture that explores the legacies of displacement and dispossession that have shaped present-day "Vancouver."

Timelines Talks is a series of talks and conversations that invite open reflection on the future of “Vancouver.” Programmed as part of the gallery’s forthcoming Timelines project — which welcomes fifty artists, activists, community leaders, and other thinkers to speak to the social and cultural histories that have shaped the city over the past five decades — these talks look toward the questions set to shape the next fifty years.


This event is free; advanced registration is required. RSVP to secure your seat here.


This event is held in a second-floor space, with elevator access from the parking garage and main floor. ASL interpretation will be provided.

All attendees are asked to wear masks for this event. Disposable masks will be available at the door. Please contact for more information.


Harsha Walia is a Punjabi Sikh writer and organizer who has been an unpaid organizer in migrant justice, anti-capitalist, feminist, abolitionist, and anti-colonial movements for the past two decades, including through grassroots collectives such as No One Is Illegal, Defenders of the Land, and Anti-Capitalist Convergence. Her day gig is in an anti-violence service provider organization supporting survivors of gender-based violence. She is the award-winning author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (2021) and Undoing Border Imperialism (2013), and co-author of Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration as well as Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.