Saveeta Sharma is a powerful force in the Ottawa dance community.
Here, Jacqui talks about creating opportunities for performers of colour in Ottawa’s theatre scene and providing a safe space for vulnerability in young storytellers.
York Street Public School students were struggling with the news of racial violence coming out of the United States and here at home. The school partnered with MASC so that the students could explore the issues and their feelings through an artist-in-residence poetry program. The result is “Give Hope,” a collective poem.
Canthius is an Ottawa-based feminist literary arts magazine and non-profit that celebrates poetry and prose by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers.
How can you tell if a call for diverse board or staff members is just a branding exercise, and how can you protect yourself, your time, and your energy? Tiffanie Tri shares five steps BIPOC can take to reduce that risk.
Ally Squared’s CommunALLY project explores avenues for allyship between First Nation, Métis, Inuit, immigrant, and refugee communities. Ally Squared is opening a call for stories from people in immigrant, refugee, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities to talk about a time when they experienced discrimination and didn’t have an ally.
As photos of the PM kneeling circulated, many were reminded of a different set of photos that made the rounds a few months ago during the fall election.
This video of the protest is completely unmediated and without commentary.
Even though you may not be Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, or part of a marginalized group(s), as an ally you can still lend your voice and support to those who are. Here are three key actions you can take to be a better race ally.
100 per cent of Bandcamp purchases made today, June 5th, will go directly to the artists.
Trained in jazz ballet at the Montreal Jazz Dance Academy and then at the West Can Folk Performing Company in Montreal, Suzan is an accomplished artist and a seasoned teacher and choreographer. She recently appeared on CTV News Ottawa and will be offering workshops through MASC’s online program and the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms.
Rhonda Doxtator is a pow wow dancer from the turtle clan of Oneida nation. Here, Rhonda talks about working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, finding cause for celebration beyond Canada’s devastating history of colonization, and art as medicine.
Small businesses face eviction as Vanier’s Eastview Plaza will be demolished to make way for residential towers
Sarp Kizir: “We knew gentrification was coming, but not now, not during a global pandemic and not at this speed. Something about this just doesn’t feel right and I’m not alone in thinking so.”
Ottawa is hungry for business: Visibility for BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned small food businesses during COVID-19 and beyond
Apt613 has compiled a geotagged map of BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned places you can shop for all your grocery, meat, and bakery needs.
Awesome Ottawa: April award to support self care and self love for BIPOC youth through natural hair care
Awesome Ottawa is part of a global movement forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.