Shades of Our Sisters is an Indigenous-student collaboration which aims to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgendered and Two Spirit peoples by celebrating the love and memories which they have left with us. In an attempt to bring a compassionate approach to how these stories are told, the project focuses on how these women lived and how they are loved. The families of Sonya Cywink and Patricia Carpenter are the producers of the project and Upwind Productions is honoured to work with them to tell their stories. Shades of Our Sisters is an exhibition which celebrates the spirit and memories of Sonya Cywink and Patricia Carpenter through artifacts from their lives, short documentary pieces and soundscapes. This project humanizes two of the +1,200 MMIWGT2S in an extremely intimate manner, creating an educational violence prevention experience which will last with those who attend. Our hope is that the stories of Sonya and Patricia will encourage young people to recognize how they can work to prevent violence from happening in their own lives and their communities at large.
Time: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: St. Vladimir Institute (Theater), 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H4
Celebrate with us, Ontario, and join us in Toronto! May 20th, 6:00 PM at Plast Toronto (516 The Kingsway): Film screening about the traditional wear "Heritage of the Nation" (teaser - http://bit.ly/2oIQToz). Meet our guests from Ukraine, the director ...Read More
A documentary by Marusya Bociurkiw. Join the Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker as she tracks the progress of the Euromaidan revolution (Revolution of Dignity), and the Russian occupation that followed, from the perspective of LGBT Ukrainians. From accounts of escape and exile, to ...Read More
Shades of Our Sisters is an Indigenous-student collaboration which aims to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgendered and Two Spirit peoples by celebrating the love and memories which they have left with us. In an ...Read More
A storytelling event. No one is ever too old for a story, we all love hearing a good narrative. Join us on June 17th at 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Storytelling Tent at Wychwood Artscape (601 Christie St.). Our event will take ...Read More