Call for Submissions: Willows for Wellness

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

"Willows for Wellness" is having an Open Call For Submissions, an Exhibit, and will host three (3) Interactive Workshops on the subject of mental health awareness and advocacy!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
We encourage works that specifically relate to Alzheimers Disease but are interested in works in all kinds of mediums and media that address personal relationships to mental health, themes of advocacy and work promoting awareness!

  • Submissions are due November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed November 1 to 4, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted with further details by November 5, 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If your work requires technology/equipment for display it will be the responsibility of the Artist/Designer to provide the equipment themselves. Internet connection cannot be guaranteed.

Please Submit To: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsNAyh16lgoZLfaxnhYdE5Z4AGjEJ2akCkiyg1kUWFW2zjNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

EXHIBIT & WORKSHOPS:
Workshops will be facilitated by the following "Willows For Wellness" members:

  • Nora Bahgat: A baking enthusiast, Nora will guide you through a relaxing and fun session of decorating delcious, baked, gluten-free vegan goodies!
  • Kaya Joan: Hit the books! or rather make one! Zine building with Kaya will help bring your inner author to life through drawing and text work!
  • Hekter Franklin: Keeps us up to date with whats hip! Join Hekter as they show us how to get down and funky with acorn instrument creation!

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 9 PM
Location: 49 McCaul Street

ABOUT "WILLOWS FOR WELLNESS"
Willows for Wellness is a not-for-profit organization that hosts mental health awareness events, in effort to educate spectators about various mental illnesses and how they affect those who struggle with them through interactive workshops, art exhibis and inofrmational talks. This months event is focusing specifically on Alzheimers disease and a portion of sales from the silent auction will be donated to the Alzheimers Society of Toronto. The goal of our exhibition and workshops event is to address mental health and seeks to provide a safe space where people can have a conversation about stigma and mental health awareness.

We want to thank you all for your interest and aim to show as much work as possible!
Remember to practice both Self Care and Self Love, reach out to a trusted loved on and remember you are not alone and more than what you struggle with.

Much Love,
Willows For Wellness

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/WillowsForWellness/
www.facebook.com/events/2056187654441346/
Willows for Wellness Graphic

PROUD at OCAD U Café

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join PROUD at OCAD U for a café-themed event with free tarot card readings.
Beverages and cafe snacks provided!

EVENT LINK:
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/

ABOUT PROUD AT OCAD U:
PROUD at OCAD U is an LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and positive community at OCAD University. We are committed to an intersectional, diverse approach and strive to provide LGBTQ+ students on campus with support and resources, ways to create art and design, and celebrate our identities through meetings, events, and other initiatives. In addition, PROUD at OCAD U is a resource for students, staff and faculty who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community to learn how to better support and accommodate their students and colleagues; however, emphasis will always be placed on the LGBTQ+ student population.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street (or alternatively, access via 113 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
Proud at OCAD U graphic

Waffles for Change

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

Waffles for Change

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

Waffles for Change

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

Critical Engagements – Housing is a Right not a Luxury!

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Artist talk by Rebecca Garrett followed by community panel.
Panel Moderator: Emily Mathieu, Housing Reporter, Toronto Star

Panelists:

  • Rebeca Garrett, artist/activist
  • City Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Toronto's Housing Advocate and City Council's lead to the National Housing Strategy consultations.
  • Randy McLin, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty 
  • Adam Vaughan, MP (Fort York - Spadina) 

Critical Engagements functions in-between an artist talk/screening, and a workshop to combine these elements to engage the OCAD U student body/faculty and surrounding community on housing issues. The housing crisis and increasing levels of poverty affect all of us. Critical Engagement is a concrete example of artist working with community, for the community. 

This event is organized by the OCAD University Art & Social Change Student Committee with the support of Culture Shifts, the OCAD Student Union and Art & Social Change.

ABOUT ART & SOCIAL CHANGE STUDENT COMMITTEE:
The Art & Social Change Student Committee is a group of OCAD U students and alumni whose goal is to unify social justice and its integration into artistic practice. We put into the forefront urgent matters affecting the student body, staff and faculty on campus. Some of these issues include (but are not limited to) environmental justice, sexual violence, student poverty and housing, combating racism, as well as decolonizing the curriculum. Through various student-led initiatives, we aim to raise awareness of equity and accessibility issues, and build a strong social justice community on campus.

Find out more about this student-run group and others: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 190, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Email: 
asoc.ocad@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
Critical Engagements poster