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Art and Activism go often hand in hand to make societal perceptions change. In this panel, artists who are at different stages in their lives will share their experiences, and how their art has impacted their environments for the better.

With Taib Boyce, Jah Grey, Faduma Mohamed and Marcus Ware. Moderated by Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD.

Co-curated by Brandon Hay (Black Daddies Club/Toronto), Twysted Miyake Mugler (Toronto), Michael Roberson Maasai Maison-Margiela (NYC).

Part of Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Taib Boyce self identifies as Afro queer and uses he/him pronouns. He was born and raised in Ottawa, and currently works as the MSM Ethno-Cultural Resource Coordinator at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO). Taib is also the co-founder and co-facilitator of Keeping it 100 (K1), a social discussion group for Queer/Trans African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) guys in Ottawa.

Jah Grey is a self-taught photographic artist primarily focused on portraiture, who began his career in 2014. His photographs focus on the relationships between body and space, showcasing the struggle between the idealized norm and the desired embodiment. Jah Grey’s photographs have been shown in Los Angeles and across Ontario, including in the AGO. | Instagram

Faduma Mohamed is a spoken word poet and storyteller. In 2016, she produced her one woman play titled OUGHTISM, developed in d'bi young's Watah Theatre. From 2015 to 2016, she carried a box from her play, every single day for a year, in order to challenge the stigma around autism. Through the #OughtTheBox campaign, she raised over $8000 for racialized individuals/families of autism.
#OughtTheBox on YouTube

Art & Activism


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