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The need to expand the narrow framing of the climate crisis has never been more urgent. While in the midst of the 6th mass extinction, we also see racism, white supremacy, prisons and state sanctioned violence on the rise. Creative Action during Climate Crisis explores creative protest to address climate crisis through decolonial and anti-racist frameworks. In this panel discussion, we explore the following questions: Why is migrant justice, anti-racism and anti-border imperialism work core to contemporary climate work? And, what is the role of independent action for our collective futures? Join this panel and discussion to get inspired, build community, and take action. Light refreshments to follow the event.

Anyone requiring specific accessibility accommodations, please contact Victoria Ho in advance at vho@ocadu.ca.

This event is part of the 9th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University, taking place from October 28 - November 1, 2019. More information here: https://www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice/


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Maya Menezes is a migrant and climate justice activist and organizer from Tkaronto. She is the Senior Manager of Programs and Development at The Leap, and organizer with No One Is Illegal- Toronto, a steering committee member with PowerShift Young & Rising and a delegate with the Canadian Youth Delegation to COP22 Marrakech, COP24 Katowice and COP25 Santiago.

Andrea Bastien has an extensive, continuous, and evolving relationship with music and community engagement, one that brings her to a variety of cultural and educational projects and events. This led her to work with organizations such as Redwire NYM, UMAYC, Indigenous Media Arts Group, Raven Spirit Dance, imagineNATIVE, Toronto Aboriginal Youth Council, TDSB Aboriginal Education, and Naadmaagit Ki Group along with many others. These endeavors resonated in youth work, leading workshops, programming, planning, mentorship, and land-based initiatives. Andrea has been a: youth advocate, advisor, administrator, performer, program facilitator, and communications coordinator, to name of few of her past roles. Andrea is excited to join Indigenous Climate Action to assist and organize the future! https://www.indigenousclimateaction.com/our-team, external link

Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty (ACMJIS) is a new network that supports the independent work of Toronto artists pursuing transformative political projects. ACMJIS will be sharing perspectives on the role of art and artists in radical social movements, and on the prospects for artist-activist collaborations today in Toronto and beyond!

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