$5 – $20

Integrating Intersectionality into our Collective Practices

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Spire

82 Sydenham Street

Kingston, ON K7L 3H4

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

The Arts & Equity Project

A Kingston Arts Council initiative

The Arts and Equity Project explores intersectionality, diversity and inclusion providing Kingston artists, artistic projects, and arts organization with tools and resources to advance equity in the arts. The Project aims to introduce artists and arts organizations in Kingston to equity fundamental concepts, tools and frameworks and provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities and new connections.

The Project includes three professional development workshops (February - April 2018) that have been developed by Kayley Marsh and Yasmine Djerbal in collaboration with the Kingston Arts Council, a community skill-sharing dinner (Fall 2018), and the development of an Arts & Equity Toolkit (Spring 2019).

The workshops are designed to provide participants with a greater awareness of equity-related issues and insight on how to improve equity through their work and practice, learn about the experience of artists and community groups who are working to reduce barriers to community participation and collaboration and increase access to resources that help expand arts engagement initiatives.

Workshop #3

Integrating Intersectionality into our Collective Practices

With guest artist facilitator, Camille Georgeson-Usher

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1 pm - 4 pm

The Spire, 82 Sydenham St

The last workshop in the series will explore resources to enhance equity in the arts. Facilitators will provide an intro to the organizational audit tool that they will develop following the workshops. The main question to be answered will be “what can be done to integrate intersectionality, equity and anti-oppression in the work of artists, artistic projects, and arts organizations”? This workshop is pleased to welcome guest artist facilitator Camille Georgeson-Usher. Camille is a Coast Salish/Dene/Scottish scholar and artist from Galiano Island, BC. She holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University with research focusing on Indigenous community-based artistic practices that bring forward conversations of fear, humour and sexuality as acts of cultural survivance that aim to reduce the rate of suicide in the Arctic. She continues her work as an artist in Toronto when time permits, where she also works as the Programs Coordinator at the Inuit Art Foundation.

Available by request: ASL interpretation / childminding / transportation support.

info@artskingston.ca

artskingston.ca

The Arts & Equity Project is supported by an Ontario Arts Council Arts Service Project Grant and through collaborative partnerships with the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Immigration Partnership, and H’art Centre.

Biographies:

Kayley Marsh is an anti-oppression facilitator who designs workshops that invite participants to embrace challenge as the space of transformation. Kayley believes in integrating diverse methods such as popular education, systems analysis, experiential learning, visual arts, yoga, rhythm, and breath to raise personal/political awareness, simplify complex concepts, and build capacity. Kayley leverages their experience in community activism to elevate marginalized voices and to ensure that participants receive the best tools to thrive.

Originally from Algeria, Yasmine Djerbal now lives and studies in Kingston. She is a community organizer committed to social justice and social change, and a doctoral student at Queen’s in Cultural Studies. Her research aims to bridge theory and praxis, while engaging with questions of immigration, race, gender, and discourses of citizenship and identity in Canada.




Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Spire

82 Sydenham Street

Kingston, ON K7L 3H4

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved