Last Day to Enter Our Giveaway!

Receiving goodies in the mail is a nice pick-me-up during finals season—which is why we’re running a giveaway! Enter by 11:59PM TONIGHT (Friday April 16) to be put in a draw for:

  1. Paperback copy of Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada
  2. A stylish handmade scrunchie
  3. 4 vinyl stickers (around 2 inches tall each, perfect for laptops, phones, waterbottles, etc.)

To enter, all you have to do is:

1. Follow or like our Instagram or Facebook if you haven’t already 
2. Like our giveaway post 
3. Tag a friend in the post's comments 

You can comment with a different tagged username as many times as you’d like for multiple, unlimited entries. Click on any of the links below to jump straight to the contest post: 

enter giveaway via instagram
enter giveaway via facebook

What's In The Prize Pack?

With this giveaway, we’re also hoping to showcase the work of creators using their art to support justice-related causes like Stop Asian Hate. Since we’re hoping to reimburse students on our allocation of their MSU Bylaw 5 supplementary fees wherever possible—so that we’re spending the minimum amount on our largely online operations and can return the surplus to everyone—we couldn’t include all of the creators we’d wanted to or support a greater diversity of causes more directly with the limited budget for this initiative.

That said, please be sure to check out the work of the creators listed here and support anti-discrimination causes like & other initiatives that you’re passionate about—look out especially for any grassroots organization that might be happening in your local area!

It’s also very important not to homogenize different experiences as we do this—while still acknowledging the solidarity and intersectionality that can exist between different communities.

the cut, the tear, & the remix:
contemporary collage and Black futures

On behalf of our friends at the McMaster Museum of Art, we also wanted to draw attention to an upcoming exhibition:

the cut, the tear, & the remix: contemporary collage and Black futures presents the work of eight contemporary artists deeply engaged in exploring Afrofuturism and the African diaspora. Set in an otherworldly, cosmic digital environment, artists show their work using “cut & paste” techniques — both through traditional paper forms for collage and new expressions such as video, digital art, and design. The exhibition is curated by Hamilton artist stylo starr and is a result of starr’s curatorial research and mentorship program with both the McMaster Museum of Art and Nia Centre. 

Whether it’s through engaging with Anna Binta Diallo’s mythical silhouette cut-outs, Yung Yemi’s Afro-futuristic portraits, or Kofi Oduro’s coded audio track, the show acts as an invitation for others to contemplate and participate in this new, Afrofuturist imagining. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed feature in PITCH magazine, an independently run Black arts publication based in Hamilton and featuring work from the McMaster community and beyond (check PITCH out here!).

The exhibition will launch online in a custom digital environment designed by artist SPATIAL-ESK on April 22 with a virtual walkthrough (more information and registration for the launch event available here). 

link to museum site (online exhibit will be available here from april 22)

About Incite

Est. 1997, Incite Magazine is McMaster University’s independent arts and culture publication featuring personal essays, fiction, poetry, commentary, research, interviews, sketches, photography, paintings, digital art, and more. We aim to foster the growth of a creative community promoting self-expression, collaboration, and dialogue within our university campus and city of Hamilton. Every aspect of Incite’s writing, graphics, layout, video, and event production is carried out by our wonderful student volunteers.

We would like to recognize that the main McMaster University campus sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need. Though the student body is scattered all over right now, it feels important to still reflect critically on what “here” means in the context of the campus we may be referring back to.

Rather than simply making this acknowledgement as a tokenized gesture, we would also like to reaffirm our publication's commitment to better serving the Indigenous peoples and the land through the creative works that we showcase in our publication, the voices that we strive to amplify, and the spaces and initiatives that we create.

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