Project Leads: Leslie Sanders and Philip Kelly
Event date/time: April 24, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Event location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building – Main Floor, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto
Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada” is designed to carry out academic outreach to complement a large-scale Canadian Heritage Canada 150 project in school boards in Toronto. To add content to the inclusive classroom activities, artists and writers workshops and curriculum preparation in the school boards, the York activities will focus on two major minority communities: Asian Canadians and African Canadians. These activities include: 1) a high school outreach and education roundtable event titled “Exploring Transnational Tamil Identity in Canada’s Past and Present”; 2) a workshop/performance/exhibition entitled “Considering Black Canada: Sighting and Site-ing”; and 3) Multiple workshops/performances/exhibitions entitled “Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities”.