Panel on Creative Action during Climate Crisis


Creative Action during Climate Crisis explores creative protest to address climate crisis through decolonial and anti-racist frameworks.

 
DateFriday, November 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:15pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x.4862

Cost

FREE

Email

vho@ocadu.ca

Location

100 McCaul St., Room 190 (Auditorium)

Social Justice Week closing events at OCAD U - Friday Nov 1, 5:30pm-9:30pm

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. − Messmates artist talk and reception (Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul Floor 2)
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Short film screening of Mni Wiconi: Mitakuyelo by Director Victoria Anderson-Gardner (Room 240, 100 McCaul)
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. − Creative Action during Climate Crisis panel (Auditorium, 100 McCaul Room 190)
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. − Panel reception (Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Room 187)

 

Panel: Creative Action during Climate Crisis

Friday, Nov 1
6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Auditorium (Room 190).

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.

Moderated by Joce Two Crows Tremblay (Earthworker, advocate, and artist).

Speakers:

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 (Indigenous Climate Action) 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.

 

Daniel Sarah Karasik (Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty) A writer in Toronto, Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) organizes with IfNotNow and Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty, of which they're also a co-founder. Their recent writing on prison abolition & trans liberation, socialist aesthetics, and the fight against antisemitism appears in Briarpatch Magazine. They are also the author of several books of drama, poetry, and fiction, most recently the short story collection Faithful and Other Stories (Guernica Editions). Honours include the CBC Short Story Prize and the Toronto Arts Foundation's Emerging Artist Award.

 

DateFriday, November 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:15pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x.4862

Cost

FREE

Email

vho@ocadu.ca

Website Location

100 McCaul St., Room 190 (Auditorium)

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Friday, November 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:15pm

Social Justice Week closing events at OCAD U - Friday Nov 1, 5:30pm-9:30pm

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. − Messmates artist talk and reception (Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul Floor 2)
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Short film screening of Mni Wiconi: Mitakuyelo by Director Victoria Anderson-Gardner (Room 240, 100 McCaul)
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. − Creative Action during Climate Crisis panel (Auditorium, 100 McCaul Room 190)
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. − Panel reception (Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Room 187)

 

Panel: Creative Action during Climate Crisis

Friday, Nov 1
6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Auditorium (Room 190).

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.

Moderated by Joce Two Crows Tremblay (Earthworker, advocate, and artist).

Speakers:

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 (Indigenous Climate Action) 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.

 

Daniel Sarah Karasik (Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty) A writer in Toronto, Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) organizes with IfNotNow and Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty, of which they're also a co-founder. Their recent writing on prison abolition & trans liberation, socialist aesthetics, and the fight against antisemitism appears in Briarpatch Magazine. They are also the author of several books of drama, poetry, and fiction, most recently the short story collection Faithful and Other Stories (Guernica Editions). Honours include the CBC Short Story Prize and the Toronto Arts Foundation's Emerging Artist Award.

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 190 (Auditorium)
Email: 
vho@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x.4862
Cost: 
FREE
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