MAMC and ALPHA EDUCATION www.alphaeducation.org began a conversation after reading the unsettling news of the increase in racist attacks on people of Asian origin in Canada and around the world when the origin of COVID -19 was identified in Wuhan, China.
Both organisations agreed to collaborate on a project called Shadows of Racism, Voices Unheard. We are working with 155 students from Norman Bethune Secondary School (TDSB), St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School (TCDSB), and St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School (HDSB).
This initiative believes in engaging communities through education and the creative arts. Shadows of Racism, Voices Unheard, captured in artworks and films, reflect discrimination and social isolation but also ignite the rich possibilities within diversity, intrinsic to the Canadian identity. The project brings people together, aims to move us emotionally, and alters our perception and behaviour to eradicate racism.
Knowing how society is organised by racial privilege, is insufficient. Anti-racism includes taking action. The social activism of this initiative is the video stories and artwork produced and installed as a public exhibition. Together, they illuminate discrimination and social isolation as focal points to build collective capacity for change.
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Making Faces: A Programme at Community Place HubWeston Road, and Mt. Denis, Toronto, 2023
Art Culture & Cuisinewith Community Members from TNO, 2023
Encounters With New MothersPQWCHC Roncesvalles Satellite Site, 2023
Encounters. People Who Identify As FemalePQWCHC Central Site, 2023
Encounters With SeniorsProgress Place and Dixon Hall (Virtual Classes), 2023
Site of Encounters: A Conversation Amongst CaregiversBaycrest@Home (Virtual), 2023
Encounters With SeniorsThe Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Jane Street), 2023
Encounters With LGBTQ+The Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Carlton Street), 2023
Site of EncountersA Collaboration With SREMI, 2022
Diary of PlaceA Collaboration With TNO, 2022
Contemporary Connections Pt.1Art Making With Seniors Part 1, 2021
Contemporary Connections Pt.2Art Making with Seniors Part 2, 2021
Shared ExpressionsWith Baycrest@Home, 2022
Women In DialogueCovid19 Response, 2020
Artists In Their KitchenIn The Time of Covid, 2020
Contemporary Connections Pt.3Art Making with Seniors Part 3, 2021
With Thread As Inkwith the Textile Museum of Canada, 2020
Stories Are Our Compasswith The Power Plant, 2019
Drop Swap Shopwith the Evergreen Brickworks, 2020
Women's Creative Narrativeswith support from the TAC & OAC, 2019
Finding Homewith the Aga Khan Museum, 2016
Face Upwith Greenwood School, 2019
Walls & Barrierswith the ROM, 2010
Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.
Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.
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