This week, Sheila spent two afternoons up at Westview Centennial (where truth, love and justice prevail!) to continue the workshop series on air pollution and knowledge transfer. In these sessions, the group brainstormed ways of connecting with the broader community, and devised a campaign plan to put into action! We can’t wait!
2:49 pm • 7 March 2014
Last night marked the fifth workshop up at Westview Centennial. The group researched the twenty-five major air pollutants in the city and added to the community map to talk about health concerns and proximity to community members. Next week, we’re going to start exploring knowledge-transfer tactics and ways of making all this information accessible and available to residents in the Jane-Finch community!
1:08 pm • 28 February 2014
Sheila spent the afternnoon up at Jane and Finch, continuing the ChemTRAC series of workshops. The group braved the cold and took a tour of the neighbourhood (visiting a local mechanic!) and started building a community map to facilitate discussion around potential sources of air pollution, and who is affected the most. Work on the map will be continuing later this week! We can’t wait!
10:42 pm • 24 February 2014 • 2 notes
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from our weekend shoot for the spring issue of Sex, Etc.! The upcoming issue, “Great Expectations” addresses the expectations we have around sex, gender, and puberty.
Big thanks to our teen models, Gabbi and Harkirat, and of course, photographer extraordinaire, Jennifer Rowsom.
10:41 pm • 24 February 2014
Our work is going to be featured in a feminist poster exhibition in Montréal, March 3 to 30, 2014 to commemorate International Women’s Day!
Click for for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/615044631901379/
>Opening Event: Thursday, March 6, 7pm
2:23 pm • 24 February 2014 • 2 notes
Sheila took another trip to Jane and Finch yesterday, working with an amazing group of youth on issues around air pollution. We went over the history of reporting bylaws and the development of the ChemTRAC program, and found ways through illustration and collage, of writing the rest of the story ourselves. Next week, we’re going on a walking tour of the neighbourhood, to see what businesses are reporting chemicals in the area. Can’t wait!
5:00 pm • 14 February 2014 • 2 notes
Looking for teen models for Sex, Etc.
Sex, Etc. (www.sexetc.org) is a magazine dedicated to providing accurate, honest information about sexual health to teens. It is distributed free to high schools across the US, and sexetc.org receives 7 million visitors each year.
The art directors at The Public (www.thepublicstudio.ca) are looking for two teen models (one male, one female) for the magazine cover and the accompanying feature story. For the cover, teens will be photographed in plain clothes, standing next to each other and talking on cell phones.
The photo shoot will take place at small studio in downtown Toronto and will be attended by a (female) art director, photographer and possibly an assistant.
Who we’re looking for:
2 teen models, 12-17 years old
We encourage models from diverse backgrounds (race, ethnicity, abilities, gender presentations and style) to apply.
Shoot will take place on Friday February 21st or Saturday February 22nd
Please reply no later than Tuesday February 18.
What to send:
Headshot/full body shot that shows your sense of style.
Resume with previous modelling experience will be an asset, but is not required.
What you’ll get:
$100 cash honorarium
2 copies of the magazine when it comes out in the fall.
There will be NO NUDITY. Photos will be of your face and full body. Photos will be used in the magazine and possibly on sexetc.org. We require parental consent and welcome and encourage their presence at the shoot.
Please send photos and resume to email@example.com. Only models selected for the shoot will be contacted.
3:37 pm • 14 February 2014 • 3 notes
Affiches féministes! Feminist poster exhibition in Montréal!
We are very excited to be having some of our work exhibiting at Affiches féministes, an exhibit of feminist posters to commemorate International Women’s Day in Montréal.
International Women’s Day 2014: Feminist Poster Exhibition
February 26 to March 30, 2014
Opening Event: Thursday, March 6, 7pm
8pm: Free screening of Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983)
Café Coop L’Artere
7000 Avenue du Parc
(Metro Parc, Bus 80, 92, 93 to Parc & Jean-Talon)
This exhibition presents a selection of feminist posters to celebrate women’s struggles on International Women’s Day and to underscore the fact that feminist movement is still needed in the continuing fight for women’s basic rights, economic freedom, dignity, and respect.
Feminist struggle has been taking place for many years, but it has often excluded, whether passively or actively, women of colour, working-class women, lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, and trans people. In bringing together these posters, this exhibition seeks to represent and promote a radical, inclusive, anti-racist, and trans-positive understanding of feminism.
10:12 am • 12 February 2014 • 3 notes
On Monday, Sheila visited Westview Centennial School up at Jane and Finch to co-facilitate the first of a series of eight workshops on air quality/pollution and creative knowledge transfer, with the fine folks at Green Change, a part of the Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Success Beyond Limits. The first workshop included icebreakers, and creative activities designed to get participants talking about how air pollution affects the community, as well as visioning what a healthy community looks like. The youth offered amazing intersectional analyses of the issues in the area, as we talked about the the reality of environmental racism, autonomy, and community-building. Next workshop is this Thursday, and we can’t wait to continue working with and learning from this amazing group!
9:54 am • 12 February 2014
As we approach 25 years since the promise to end child poverty in Canada, there’s a fork in the road. Canadian leaders can choose to take action on the pathways out of poverty for children or they can choose not to act.
We were thrilled to collaborate with our friends at Campaign 2000 on these handouts calling attention to the history of inaction towards the eradication of child poverty in Canada and calling to action our policy-makers to change the path we’re on. For more information check out the campaign2000.ca.
3:42 pm • 31 January 2014 • 1 note