Comfort Ero will give a presentation at the Surrey Art Gallery on Dec. 6.

Sharing her stories

Surrey’s Comfort Ero speaks at Surrey Art Gallery Dec. 6.

Surrey storyteller Comfort Ero comes to the Surrey Art Gallery Dec. 6 for a free illustrated talk.

The Nigerian-born Ero, who’s also a teacher, writer and choreographer, will share her journey from Africa to Canada, including how she has used storytelling to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people, and how incorporating masks and audience participation have enhanced her skills in communicating with Canadian audiences.

“In Africa,” Ero says, “storytelling is a part of life.”

Since arriving in Canada, she has worked in various roles to support immigrants and youth at risk.

Through the expression of her talents and abilities, Ero has made contributions in Nigeria and Canada. A principal in high schools and colleges in Nigeria, Ero is now well-known in B.C. schools, where she uses theatre techniques to discourage discrimination and bullying. She has been a settlement worker and ESL teacher in the Surrey School District, a liaison officer for community development programs, and a facilitator for immigrant women’s groups, seniors groups, African youth groups, and the African Children’s Homework Club. Through her theatre company African Stages Association of BC, Ero has established a storytelling group for young immigrants. She has published her first book, Kokodiko: The Dance Monster.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event, presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association, begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Call 604-501-5566 or check www.surrey.ca/arts for more information.

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