ARTivism: Allyship in the Canadian Contemporary Art and Culture Space

Leading BIPOC voices from the Canadian artistic landscape address topics of performance vs. meaningful allyship for BIPOC artists within the entertainment industry, gallery systems and cultural institutions. This candid conversation will consider the failures and the possibilities for systemic transformation.


Toronto-based African-Canadian Artist Esmaa Mohamoud
Juno Award–winning Indigenous Musician and Performer iskwē
Nuit Blanche Toronto Artistic Director and Academic Professor Dr. Julie Nagam
Why Not Theatre Artistic Director and Multi-award-winning Artist Ravi Jain

Moderator: ⁣
Ashley McKenzie-Barnes

Watch here the full discussion here:

da mic is on is a free online series of panels, comedy, spoken word and art focused on the Black experience, including discussions of love and pride, the use of new and emerging platforms in activism, and what it means to be Black and/or a person of colour in these times.

Thank you to Harbourfront Centre to continuing to make space and support important programming.

Thank you to TD Bank Group for their financial support.

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