EAST Animating Democracy: Youth Forum
EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY YOUTH FORUM
Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
How can youth capture and inspire social change through the arts?
– Randell Adjei, Founder of R.I.S.E. Poetry (@RandellAdjei)
– Amanda Parris, Writer, Actor, Educator, and Host of CBC Arts’ new show, Exhibitionists (@amanda_parris)
– SPIN El Poeta, Spoken Word Artist (@spinelpoeta)
– Joan Lillian Wilson, Artist, Curator, Communications Specialist, Feminist and Youth Advocate
– Gilad Cohen, Founder of JAYU Human Rights Festival (@akaGilad; @JayuCanada)
– George Knia Singh, Community Activist, Law Student, and Record Producer (@masterknia)
– Amish Patel, Comedian, Actor, Writer (@amishvp)
– Ify Chiwetelu, Comedian and Spoken Word Artist
+ more to be announced!
The panel will be moderated by artist Tamla Matthews-Morgan, Manager of Scarborough Arts’ children’s programming.
The event will also showcase a trailer of the documentaries that the EAST Animating Democracy Youth Participants have been working on, as well as a speakers’ corner, food and drinks, and a musical performance by musician Scott Ramirez.
Follow the conversation using the hashtag #ScarYouthSpeaks on Facebook (Scarborough Arts), Twitter (@scararts), and on Instagram (@scarborougharts).
Scarborough Arts’ EAST Animating Democracy is a year-long intensive program that invites Scarborough youth aged 16 to 24 to investigate important Scarborough issues and create well-told and engaging stories using the medium of photojournalism and documentary film-making.