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Toronto workshop: “I do!” Project spoken word workshops

September 27th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

The Forced Marriage Project at Agincourt Community Services Association is holding a series of Spoken Word workshops for young women. The aim of the “I do!” youth initiative is to get young women to speak up about relationship violence issues that mostly affect young women.

There will be seven workshops held on Thursdays starting October 25th, from 4 - 6pm at Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Rd, Unit 105. After learning to write their own Spoken Word pieces on the subject, the participants will get a chance to perform at a Spoken Word event. The process will be filmed to create a documentary that will be completed in december and submitted to documentary festivals.

There will also be two filmscreenings held to further spread awareness about the issue of forced marriage in the GTA. For more information about the project and our previous workshops, check out our project blog at

To register, please contact Amna Siddiqui at

I Do! Spoken Word

Are you a young interested in discussing gender violence issues and learning to express your views through spoken word?

Join our 7 spoken word workshops taught by a professional spoken word art facilitator Sheniz Janmohamed.

Dates: Thursdays Oct 25th, Nov 1st, Nov 8th, Nov 15th, Nov 22nd, Nov 29th, Dec 6th

Time 4 - 6pm

Note: Refreshments, TTC Tokens, & volunteer hours are available

For more information or to register, contact:

Amna Siddiqui

Bring a Friend!

An inspirational experience that concludes with a documentary screening of the actual workshops.

“I do!” Project’s goal is to raise awareness and broaden the discussion in and around FORCED MARRIAGES by engaging YOUNG WOMEN through the ARTS.

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