Workshops for Youth

Still Here: Black Histories & Futures Workshop Series

Looking to bring a different perspective to your classroom? Still Here is a seven session arts-based workshop series exploring the histories, erasure, and resilience of Black Communities living in Canada. In this workshop, youth will examine the complexity and diversity of Black identity in Canada, understand the socio-economic and cultural impact of Canadian government policies on Black communities, and explore their histories of displacement and connections to displacement alongside Indigenous communities within the larger concepts of reconciliation and justice.

Throughout the series, students will have opportunities to engage in activities such as silkscreening, visit the former site of Hogan’s Alley, watch interviews recorded by Ruby with African-Nova Scotian elders and activists, create a short theatre piece around themes of allyship, and much much more!

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.

Afro Futurism Trading Card Workshop

What is your vision of the future? And how will your unique powers and ancestors come together to shape the transformation of the planet in 100 years from now?

Join Ruby in a full day workshop exploring the world of Afro-Futurism, and design your own Afro-Futurism trading card to be shared and featured among other Black and mixed race youth across the country.

Youth will examine the work of Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, Janelle Monae, and other key artists to inform their understanding of Afro-Futurism as liberation, and will have the opportunity to design a costume piece and participate in a photo shoot to design their own unique trading card. 

The Afro Futurism Trading Card Workshop is intended for Black and mixed race youth ages 13-18.  Book today to host a workshop at your organization!

Sabinah Onayemi