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Love and Sex with the Medina Collective

November 24th, 2008     by piKe krpan     Comments

Have you heard of this amazing collective? Big up to the Medina Collective, an organization “dedicated to empowering young women of colour to challenge mass media messages by exploring hip hop, pop culture, media and education. Through activism, art, and access to the ivory tower, Medina provides young women with the tools they need to challenge the status quo.”

The group provides university-level courses (without the associated university-level cost!!) to young women aged 19-30 in the Toronto area.

Their most recent writing retreat (which just passed on November 29 and 30) is a build-up to their Philosophy of Love and Sex course in January 2009.

Legendary B-Girl Pioneers Asia One, Aruna, Lady Champ, Rockfella, Laneski and Aik at B-Girl Be Women’s Hip Hop Exhibit & Summit 2006. Mural by Too Fly and Photo by Martha Cooper.

The course will explore hip hop, sexuality and gender and will focus on why many women of colour do not, cannot and will not identify with many of the images associated with women in today’s hip hop culture.

The January course, offered in conjunction with Ryerson University, is “pay what you can” and is for university credit! For registration, contact Tonika at

If you have already had access to university education, there are still ways for you to be involved. Contact Tonika for details!

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