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Toronto event today: Making Noise Media Launch!

October 24th, 2011     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

Hey Shameless readers! Check out this great event happening today in Toronto:

Let’s Speak Up, Let’s Make Noise!

For the last year and a half the Urban Alliance on Race Relation’s Making Noise GV CAMP has been working with organizations across the city to hold conversations with young racialized women and LGBTQ youth about gender-based violence, community accountability, media literacy and creation. Making Noise! is proud to present the stories, photos, poetry, plays, videos, podcasts, and articles created by these women on October 24, 2011.

Come listen to the voices of youth which often go unheard. The youth are from YWCA, Scadding Court Community Centre, Be Scene, Flemingdon Health Centre, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices, Mujer, Lawrence Heights, For Youth Initiative, and Sister 2 Sister. The launch will feature an all-youth panel discussion addressing the topic: “What Messages do We Receive on Being a Girl?” as they relate to gender-based violence, bullying, and homophobia, and racism.

UARR’s Making Noise! project grew out of the need for racialized youth to speak up and change attitudes about important issues that affect their lives and communities as well as to build awareness around gender-based violence. Since 2008 Making Noise! has been conducting workshops on anti-oppression, gender-based violence, media literacy and media production for youth across the GTA to build skills and awareness around gender-based violence in our city.

Monday, October 24, 2010 ING DIRECT Cafe 221 Yonge Street (Orange building, South of Dundas Street) 5:00 to 8:00pm

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For more information please contact: Ashley 416-703-6607 x 3 Nayani 647-898-9718

Special Thanks to our Funders: The City of Toronto, The Trillium Foundation, Status of Women Canada

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