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Newsflash: Youth Resist Colonialism, Rebuild Hope

September 16th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

Here’s something you Toronto readers may want to check out. It’s an art opening and also a screening of a film made by Jessica Yee, activist, community organizer, and Shameless blogger and contributor.

The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education and The Native Youth Sexual Health Network present: Youth Resisting Colonialism and Rebuilding Pathways to Hope - A Film Screening and Art Exhibition Monday, September 21st, 2009 OISE Building, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 2-212 6 pm to 9 pm (film @ 7 pm) This event exhibits the work of youth reflecting their resistance to violence and colonialism through artistic expression. The exhibit will be followed by a screening of Building a Highway of Hope, a documentary filmed and directed by Indigenous feminist activist Jessica Yee about the numerous disappearances and murders of Aboriginal women along Highway 16 in British Columbia, followed by a panel discussion featuring Jessica Yee of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Charlene Catchpole, Executive Director of the North York Women’s Shelter, and Tannis Nielsen, Artist and Youth Program Coordinator, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The exhibition will continue until October 2, 2009. Light refreshments will be served. Venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information contact the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at: 416-978-2080 or

Tags: activist report, arts, film reel, race and racism

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