Tuesday, December 31, 2019

In the realm of dreams I swim - Ink and pencil on mylar
30th Annual Mistletoe Magic A holiday art fundraiser - 
submitted for the art auction December 2019 at The Aird Gallery.
ECI Mandela Lectures at Ryerson University for Social Justice Week 2019
I had the opportunity to speak about my Recipes for change through my artwork at the Recipe for Change Mandela Lectures this October alongside Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Camille Turner and moderated by Itah Sadu. See the pictures below.

Artists and PhD students Camille Turner and Natalie Wood, Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Denise O'Neil Green -VP Equity and Community Inclusion, Kiké Roach, Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.

Along with Stephanie Cole I included aspects of the Bakergram performance

Messages from Fanon and Josephine Baker read out to the audience

Tree of Forgetfulness vs Ashe

Recipes for Change  - True North: Unmasking Slavery in Canada
"This year’s ECI Mandela Lecture explores the long history of Canadian slavery. Using visuals that capture the experiences of enslaved peoples of African descent, this event explores the brutality of slavery and demystifies the current national myth of racial tolerance in Canada. The event will address the need and potential for national curriculum reform, which currently fails to provide a nuanced understanding of slavery in Canada, and to better understand the effects of slavery as they are experienced by Black communities both within and beyond the academy."
With Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Charmaine Turner and Natalie Wood