Presentation on theme: "TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT URBAN YOUTH THROUGH ARTS PRESENTATION AT COMMUNITY CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTH CHICAGO, USA MAY 1, 2014 10:30 – 12:00."— Presentation transcript:
TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT URBAN YOUTH THROUGH ARTS PRESENTATION AT COMMUNITY CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTH CHICAGO, USA MAY 1, 2014 10:30 – 12:00
We would like to start by honouring the traditional Native American land we are visiting The Potawatomi, Ojibwe and Ottawa Nations Forcibly removed from their land following the 1833 Treaty of Chicago Native American Lands
Introductions – name, age something about yourself Nas Amin Igor Shae Brown Travis Edwards Delon Jemmott Gaelle Kosi Lynn Lavallee Judith Mazamay Zakai Quintyn Tyler Reil Limees Rizeig Rose Smile Raheim Sullivan Ariana Vassell
A little about our community Regent Park Toronto Canada
South Cabbagetown 1930’s http://www.torontotransforms.com/home-about-torontos-transformations/chapter-3- shaping-the-old-city/
Using arts to tell a different story Dispel the stereotypes of youth from Regent Park The project is about social action – youth taking action Presenting here in Chicago Art show in Toronto planned by the youth where community and media will be invited The Arts-Based Project
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club and Ryerson University - partnership Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant Professional artists sessions based on art youth demonstrated interest in Spoken word Rap Visual art Photography The Arts-Based Project
Where I’m from you’re taught to act Tough and mean. People on the corners Everyday selling crack to Friends. Just a young kid just Tryna’ ball and have fun while People in the hood sell crack and Shoot guns. Shae I started at the Bottom so nothing’s ever been Fair, seen days my Family’s struggling livin’ off Welfare. It seems like we’re Given one option, to sell dope And pounds, and I pray for The day I go to Sleep without any gun Sounds.
Dr. John Carlos – 1968 Olympics Demonstration of solidarity with the Civil Rights Movement Mark ‘Korrupt’ Stoddard – visual artist Randell Adjei, Trevlyn Kennedy, Quentin Vercetty Lindsay, Jordan Veira, and Krystyle Chance http://www.johncarlos68.com/2013/08/5fingers-1fist-unity/ http://www.johncarlos68.com/2013/08/5fingers-1fist-unity/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDvHhWn-CKc#t=182 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDvHhWn-CKc#t=182 Our T-Shirts - JohnCarlos68.org
Delon Jemmott (my dad) My Family (Limees) Africa Regent Park The Community In Honour Of… Tyson Bailey Sasha Bailey Rodney Brooks Shmar Parris Justin and Jerome Waterman Glenton Gibson Travis (Junior)
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, Executive Director, Ian Edward and staff The Artists, Mark ‘Kurupt’ Stoddart, Trevlyn Kennedy, Stephanie Matchiwita, Ian Kamau Social Science and Humanities Research Council Vice President, Research Services, Ryerson University Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University Acknowledgements
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