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CBC Montreal celebrates shift disturbers

On January 25, join CBC's Nantali Indongo for the Montreal stop of the CKX City Series Tour, which brings together leaders and change-makers from the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

Cinq à Six host Nantali Indongo to be master of ceremonies at event dedicated to champions of social change

Poet and storyteller Jenna Tenn-Yuk speaks with Lee Rose after her spoken word performance at a CKX event in Toronto. (David Chidley)

On Wednesday, January 25, join CBC host Nantali Indongo for the Montreal stop of the CKX City Series Tour, which brings together leaders and change-makers from the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

The event takes places at the Gesù Amphitheatre on De Bleury Street and is presented by CKX, an organization whose mandate is to spark shifts in how individuals, institutions and communities build and share knowledge in the pursuit of social change.

The tour, which made stops in Halifax and Vancouver before hitting Montreal, is part of CBC/Radio-Canada's partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada in celebration of the country's 150th anniversary.

CBC Montreal Cinq à Six host Nantali Indongo will MC the event. (Evan Shay)

Nantali Indongo is the host of CBC Montreal's provincial arts and culture program, Cinq à Six. She's also member of Nomadic Massive, a multilingual hip-hop group based in Montreal, and shares her knowledge of music as a community educator and public speaker.

Nantali will welcome six dynamic speakers and storytellers, who will share their experiences in working towards social change.

As an added challenge, each speaker will only have six minutes to present and can use nothing more than six photos as a visual aid. 

The speakers, otherwise known as "Shift Disturbers," are Montrealers who have been handpicked because of their work in creating real transformation in communities across the city.

CKX head Lee Rose couldn't be more excited about the event. "We've got a great line-up of shift disturbers who are busting through the status quo to spark fundamental shifts in their fields," he says.  

Attendees share ideas and insights on social change during a networking reception at a CKX event in Toronto (David Chidley )

For Nantali, the evening is a chance to celebrate people who are making a difference in and around Montreal.

"Shift disturbers are the folks we need to pay attention to because they keep all of us teetering on our toes or falling back on our heels. Either direction, these are the people who oblige us to ask each other questions about how we see and understand the things that make up our collective spaces, and who demand that we change things when we've stayed in one place for too long."

Nakuset is working to shift the status quo for urban Aboriginal women.

The evening's line-up includes Nakuset, who works to shift the status quo for urban Aboriginal women, Claire Tousignant, head of partnerships at Montreal's Chromatic festival and Nadia Duguay, a social entrepreneur whose mission is to use creativity to promote social inclusion. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The first shift disturber takes the stage at 7 p.m. Networking and cocktails continue until 9:30 p.m. There will also be a musical performance by Hua Li.

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