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CALL FOR ARTISTIC SUBMISSIONS: Alliance of Multicultural Agencies Against Forced Marriage

February 16th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments


Are you artistic?

Got creative work that you want to showcase to a large audience of youth and human rights supporters?


AMFM Canada is looking for interested artists to contribute pieces of art to our 2012 “Happily Never After” Forum for Youth and “I DO…NOT” Forum for Service Providers. The focus of each is to raise awareness and to educate youth and service providers on the various aspects related to forced marriage AND how to support clients, friends and family who are at risk of being forced into a marriage or those already in a forced marriage.

We are happy to accept all types of art including paintings, drawings, poetry, prose, music, spoken word, and performance pieces.

To submit your work, contact Tara Farahani at


For more information please see the attached flyer.

Thank you!

Flyer text:

Do You Have Some Thoughts On Forced Marriage? How About Some Artwork? A Song? A Monologue? AMFM Canada will be hosting an interactive, participatory Youth Forum on Forced Marriage and we’d like to hear from YOU! YOU CAN PARTICIPATE BY: Presenting ” a paper, giving a speech, hosting a presentation Creating Art ” a painting, a monologue, a spoken word piece, a sculpture… Making Music ” singing a song, alone or with a band or just by attending and being part of the event! HOW TO SUBMIT: To submit information of any kind, email, along with ” Your name ” Email ” Phone ” Type of submission ” A description of your submission AMFM Canada will follow up with all submissions in March to confirm participation. Deadline to submit is March 1st 2012 FORUM will be held in March 2012 Note: Although this is a Youth forum, this refers only to our target audience. There is no age limit on participation; this is particularly true for survivors and those who have experienced forced marriage among their friends or family.

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