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Black Histories + Futures Workshops

Looking to bring a different perspective to your classroom? Still Here is an eight session arts-based workshop series exploring the histories, erasure, and resistance of Black Communities living in Canada.

Throughout the series, youth will explore themes of identity, displacement, and colonization, while gaining a deeper understanding of the provincial and federal policies that continue have an impact on Black communities today.

Students will examine case studies on the following communities:

-Hogan’s Alley, British Columbia, Tsleil Waututh and Musqueam Territory

-Africville, Nova Scotia, Mik’maq Territory

Each session is enriched with arts based activities to enrich for every kind of learner in the classroom. The series culminates in the creation of a Light Box Time Vessel that invites students to share what they think Canadians need to know most urgently about Black histories in Canada, with Ruby’s guidance and support as both an artist and teacher.

Still Here is intended for classrooms and aims to enrich curricular connections for grades 8-12, however bookings for private groups and organizations are also available.