This workshop for artists explores the language, theories and practices of anti-oppression in depth. Institutional, community based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Creative, technical and collaborative models for building equity and liberation will be explored. Group activities, case studies and discussion are critical tools to apply the learnings of this workshop. Artists will examine the power dynamics that shape access, inclusion and opportunities in Canada’s arts and cultural landscape. The anti-oppression framework will be used to critique institutional dynamics as well as personal artistic practices. Participants will have access to a plethora of digital and print resources to continue their learning journey beyond the scope of the session.
The Toronto drumming community is coming out to support Muhtadi, and Parkinson Canada, with a day of fun for the whole family. Delicious food and drink, and a 12 hour, non-stop, spell-binding Drum-A-Thon! Bring your drum (or use one of ours) and join us as we pay a drumming tribute to Muhtadi.
IMFDF was the first modest fashion festival of its kind and many international groups have modeled their events after what IMFDF does right here in Toronto. Part of the success of the festival is its location. Daniels Spectrum is a cultural hub, located in Toronto’s Regent Park in close proximity to the retail heart of Toronto.
Programming at the festival begins at 12 Noon with the opening of the fashion marketplace where vendors will be selling the latest modest-clothing styles, many are Canadian. Popular modest fashion brands from the US, South Africa and Europe will also be showing in the marketplace. A full day of programming including runway shows and a VIP after-party will be announced over the coming weeks on the IMFDF website at: www.imfdf.ca
The bazaar is free. General Admission tickets and VIP access tickets are on sale now at: https://www.picatic.com/imfdf2017
How to be an Ally: Reconciling 150 with Indigenous Calls to Action
The Centre for Social Innovation, Bear Standing Tall & Associates and Ode’Min Giizis Indigenous Full Spectrum Doula Training collaborate to present a panel conversation on “Reconciling 150 with Indigenous Calls to Action.” This panel of Indigenous activists, social-spiritual entrepreneurs, artists, knowledge and wisdom keepers, survivors, and community members will examine the impacts of colonialism from the last 150 years and beyond, and discuss ways that allies can share space and support healing by building bridges and exchanging knowledge.
Recognizing the complex nature of intersectional identities, this panel acknowledges that there is no singular Indigenous experience and is meant for anyone wishing to support Indigenous individuals and communities in a meaningful and respectful manner.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear panelists speak and ask questions. To submit questions beforehand which you’d like the panelist to explore