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Akin Collective Presents: Anti-Opression for Artists and Cultural Producers

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 23 / 6:00-9:00pm / Location: 918 Bathurst

$45, PWYC Option (Suggested Donation $10-$30) / Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/2mr9IAu​

*All proceeds from this event will go towards the development of the Akin Studio Rent Relief Fund, providing artists short term financial aid towards their studio rent in unexpected situations or times of financial instability.

Event Description:
Join Akin and Rania El Mugammar to explore the language, theories and practices of anti-oppression in depth.

Institutional, community-based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Creative, technical and collaborative models for building equity and liberation will be explored. Group activities, case studies and discussion are critical tools to apply the learnings of this workshop. Artists will examine the power dynamics that shape access, inclusion and opportunities in Canada’s arts and cultural landscape. The anti-oppression framework will be used to critique institutional dynamics as well as personal artistic practices. Participants will have access to a plethora of digital and print resources to continue their learning journey beyond the scope of the session.

Accessibility Info:
918 Bathurst is not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the building was designed in the 1950’s, and the spaces are accessed via several short flights of stairs. There is no elevator on site.

For any accommodations you would like to request, please email [email protected] by September 26th, 2019 and we will do our best to meet your needs! Thank you.

Akin Projects would like to thank our event partner 918 Bathurst for their generous donation of space and tech set up to host this event.

About the Presenter:
Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Canadian, Artist, Arts Educator, Equity, Anti-oppression, Liberation and Meaningful Inclusion Educator & Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer.

Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work. She has worked extensively with contemporary arts institutions, STEM based enterprises, media organization, GBV advocacy, health initiatives, educational institutions and community/grassroots spaces.

Please note: we do not wish for cost to be a barrier for anyone wishing to attend this event. Should you have any questions regarding tickets please get in touch.


October 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


918 Bathurst: Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R 3G5 Canada
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