Tuesday November 10th from 7:00-9:00pm
Eaton Lecture Hall (80 Gould Street), Room 204
Canada is in a housing crisis. On any given night, over 35,000 Canadians do not have a place to go home to. Declining wages, withdrawal of federal government support, reduced benefits and a severe lack of affordable housing are all contributing factors.
This workshop asked: what happens when art is actually activism? Where do low-income people fit in? What happens when low-income people are involved in community art projects or individual activist works?
Cathy Croweis a well-known social activist, educator, and nurse. Crowe is a street nurse and has worked on issues such as shelter conditions and inadequate housing, for over two decades. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at Ryerson University and holds 5 honourary Doctorates from universities across Canada.
Dr. Alex Abramovichis a nationally recognized leader in the area of LGBTQ youth homelessness and is one of few Canadian researchers studying the phenomenon of queer and trans youth homelessness.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1C6W-fhFQM