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CADA-ON is very excited to embark on a new project and a new partnership. In collaboration with our friends at The Toronto Dance Community Love-In, we’ll be hosting an Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Workshop for the Dance Community, facilitated by artist, activist, and educator Ella Cooper.

Ella is an award winning multidisciplinary artist/documentary filmmaker, experienced creative facilitator, impact producer, educator and consultant who has worked in Canada's arts and culture sector for over 15 years. Ella has received continued project support from both the Canada and Ontario arts councils and has been presented in galleries, public spaces and film festivals around Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary as well as on the CBC and Bell Fibe TV1. Ella has a Masters of Arts Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media and extensive training in creative facilitation and yoga. She has created a multitude of empowering, holistic and creative community centred programs for diverse groups across Canada, the United States and South Africa. In her daily life, Ella is dedicated to community building through the arts and making films that celebrate local artists and community stories.

This will be a space for dancers, and the milieu as a whole, to talk about how anti-oppression and anti-racism can be better practiced and centred in our communities. It is the first in a new series of Community Workshops, aimed at fostering conversation around some of the pressing issues in the dance field today.

It's an invitation to listen and to be heard.

Let's do this together, there will be awkwardness, it will be raw
open hearts
take it in
feel it
be curious
be vulnerable
share the feelings.

The workshop will be free and open to the public. It will take place on November 28th, 2017, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Wellesley Community Centre, Room A (495 Sherborne Street, Toronto).

The space is accessible, and is located about 20 minutes from the Bloor-Yonge TTC station, which has an elevator. ASL interpretation will be provided by Tala Jalili and Scout Huston. Food will be served.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and sharing in this learning!

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