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ARTivism: Allyship in the Canadian Contemporary Art and Culture Space

Ashley McKenzie-Barnes and Guests

Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm

Leading BIPOC voices from the Canadian artistic landscape address topics of performance vs. meaningful allyship for BIPOC artists within the entertainment industry, gallery systems and cultural institutions. This candid conversation will consider the failures and the possibilities for systemic transformation.


Ashley McKenzie-Barnes (@ashleymckenziebarnes)


Toronto-based African-Canadian Artist Esmaa Mohamoud (@thequeenthrone)

Juno Award–winning Indigenous Musician and Performer iskwē (@iskwe)

Nuit Blanche Toronto Artistic Director and Academic Professor Dr. Julie Nagam (@julienagam)

Why Not Theatre Artistic Director and Multi-award-winning Artist Ravi Jain (@seeravirun)

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Art+Health is supported by

The Azrieli Foundation