$15 – $30

I Will Rise Fundraiser for National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health

Event Information

Share this event
Location

Location

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

252 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Canada

View Map

Event description
“ I Will Rise” is a glimpse into a little-seen side of our justice system, where class, sexism and racism stop the fair delivery of justice.

About this Event

INVEST IN TODAY’s YOUTH

FUNDRAISER for the National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health

FREE YOUTH MATINEE on Sunday March 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. for ages 10 to 18. Adults buy a reduced ticket to accompany youth.

SPONSORS support Youth by buying tickets to two evening shows. Q and A after every show.

“I Will Rise” is an intriguing racially and culturally diverse play about Social Justice and Mental Health that inspires you to see the beauty in every person, to seek understanding rather than difference, and to do the compassionate thing in every challenge we face.

AN UNJUST JUSTICE SYSTEM

“I Will Rise” follows the story of Faith Oaks, a devoted mother of two, who is being held on a minor infraction, which could easily be resolved if she can get a lawyer, if she can get a court date.

BLACK HISTORY

This is a modern day adaptation of the Viola Desmond story in that both women were wrongfully arrested and convicted because of their race and systemic racism. “I Will Rise” provides a human glimpse into a little-seen side of our justice system, where class, sexism and racism complicate the delivery of justice to many who languish in jail for weeks at a time, as their lives on the outside unravel.

DIVERSITY in YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The various characters range from youth, some of whom are facing mental health challenges, to skeptical guards, to a brilliant Jewish lawyer whose grandparents were holocaust survivors. The lives of the youth Faith Oak meets in jail are forever changed.

WHEN DID THINGS GO WRONG?

The play reveals the characters’ individual vulnerabilities as it delicately traces their lives back to discover that pivotal moment where things went wrong, in some cases resulting in mental health challenges.

FAMILY PLAY

“ I Will Rise” is a family play that emphasizes the importance of birth families, as well as the families we create out of common values, community and sometimes survival.

“I Will Rise” is appropriate for ages 10 and older. It will gently educate your children, friends and colleagues about society, mental health challenges, the law and inspire them to do the right thing.

CALL TO ACTION

What is our role in creating justice? Is our justice system broken? What is the daily impact of a broken justice system on the life of diverse individuals? What can each individual, each family, each community realistically do to change our society for the better?

Proceeds to go to National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health. Http://www.ymhconference.ca

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

252 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved