The ETFO passed a resolution at the last annual meeting to initiate workshops and materials introducing the concept of white privilege to its members. The motion was initiated by the Black/ally caucus and was in response to the Danzig shooting and an acknowledgement that membership is not representative of the broader student population and could be working harder to bridge gaps.

The creative, developed by The Public, frames the process of confronting or acknowledging privilege as the first in a longer plan to better relate to students and, in turn, to build a better world. The full process is one that requires (re)thinking, (re)connecting and (re)imagining. 

Restless Precinct is a site specific, group exhibition and performance series developed by curatorial collective SUM°, which transforms Scarborough’s Guildwood Park through engagement with the landscape, architectural fragments and communities that populate and absent the site. Through multiple creative interventions, the following artists re-imagine the material and ideological foundations of The Guild, producing counter-histories of place, home, and memory. The exhibition ran from May–June, 2014.

The Public partnered with SUM° to develop the promotional creative for the exhibition, including a postcard, programme and map, and website.

On November 14, 1997, a South Asian teenager is swarmed and heated by seven teenage girls and one teenage boy in Victoria B.C. The Subtle Vigilance Collective tackles the disturbing implications of this Canadian murder. 

The Public partnered with the Subtle Vigilance Collective to design the promotional artwork for 30 People Watching.

(Image c/o The Art Gallery of Mississauga / The Sahmat Collective)
Posters for Change | Postermaking Art and Activism Workshop with The Public
Saturday, September 13, 10 am - 5 pm, Glass Pavilion, Mississauga Central Library $40 AGM members / $45 non-members 
The Art and Activism workshop hosted by The Public in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga builds on the The Sahmat Collective: Art And Activism in India since 1989 exhibit. Using the exhibition as a starting point for discussion and inspiration, participants will explore their own relationship to local and transnational activism, and build solidarity through the creation of their own political art print.
To register, visit AGMpostermaking.eventbrite.ca

(Image c/o The Art Gallery of Mississauga / The Sahmat Collective)

Posters for Change | Postermaking Art and Activism Workshop with The Public

Saturday, September 13, 10 am - 5 pm, 
Glass Pavilion, Mississauga Central Library 
$40 AGM members / $45 non-members 

The Art and Activism workshop hosted by The Public in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga builds on the The Sahmat Collective: Art And Activism in India since 1989 exhibit. Using the exhibition as a starting point for discussion and inspiration, participants will explore their own relationship to local and transnational activism, and build solidarity through the creation of their own political art print.

To register, visit AGMpostermaking.eventbrite.ca

The Public partnered with the McGill University Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office to develop a series of friendly and accessible posters promoting anti-oppression on campus. The posters introduce some of the misconceptions around equality and sameness, racism, and safer spaces, specifically as it relates to labour at school. 

The posters will be around campus this fall, accompanying trainings, and we just got word that a series of videos inspired by the themes and artwork are in the works, as well!