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Photovoice Exhibit: Muslim Youth Overcoming

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Swansea Town Hall

2nd Floor - Room: Council Chamber

95 Lavinia Avenue

Toronto, ON M6S 3H9

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"Seven years ago, I was bound in a basement with airplanes over my head striking my city. Now, I am here, BOUNDLESS!" - 20 year old aspiring physician, Syrian refugee, Canadian.

On August 31st witness the stories of some of the Muslim youth from various backgrounds in the form of photographs and short stories. Connect with the community in a powerful yet casual way. Drop by, mingle, snack, make a new friend!

Photovoice is a participatory, art-based, research methodology that mobilizes photographs to elicit narratives in order to raise awareness and bring about social change. The aim of our research is to determine what success means to Muslim youth and how we can best support them to reach their potentials. Additionally, the core aim is to empower youth and recognize their self-developed strength. The results from this research will then be used to better design the MAX Youth Fellowship program and raise awareness among the Canadian society and local institutions/programs about the needs of Muslim youth.

The MAX Youth Fellowship (MYF) program is an initiative of MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence) in partnership with Islamic Relief Canada. It is aimed at providing Muslim youth, facing and overcoming barriers, opportunities to develop various skills, form strong networks, and gain meaningful mentorship.

Youth part of the MAX Youth Fellowship program were asked to take photos to answer two questions:
1) What does success look like to me?
2) What challenges have I overcome that make me feel successful?

The outcomes were so compelling and inspiring we have to share with the community!

Access is free but we ask to register on Eventbrite beforehand. The Exhibit runs from 3 to 4 PM. The Exhibit will close at 4:30 PM sharp.

LOCATION:
Swansea Town Hall
Second Floor - Council Chamber

95 Lavinia Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6S 3H9

Please feel free to contact us at fellowship@maxgala.com if you have any questions.

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95 Lavinia Avenue

Toronto, ON M6S 3H9

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