Shadows of Racism: Voices Unheard


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 Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to individuals in a group setting within communities through the use of visual arts.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe space and engaging projects 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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