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Mapping Media Activism: ​Collectives and Collaboration

The Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought at Ryerson University is proud to launch its 3rd annual speaker series — Mapping Media Activism: Collectives and Collaboration — spotlighting creative initiatives that integrate art, media activism and collaboration. Join us on the first Tuesday evening of February, March & April at7 p.m. 

How can collective practices make social change? Can media art make a difference? What can we learn from history? How can we map out a future? How do we make our voices heard? 

PANEL DISCUSSION – February 7, 2017
Resisting Erasure, Rising Up, and Raising Voices:
Activists, Media-Makers & Thinkers Speak Out

 Local activists and artists, Syrus Marcus Ware, Hibaq Gelle, andHawa Y. Mire, speak out about their perspectives on creative resistance against black erasure and anti-black violence, collective activism, media, art and race.

The event will be moderated by Toronto artist Deanna Bowenand will be followed by audience discussion — a chance for you to speak out about your concerns, hopes and creative ideas about how to make our way forward in the current political climate.


February 7, 2017
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Eaton Lecture Hall, Room RCC204, 80 Gould Street
This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

 For more information, or if you have accessibility needs, email: thestudioformediaactivism@gmail.com
Please register on Facebook.

 WORKSHOP – March 7
Mapping Safe Crip Spaces
A workshop with artist/activist Maayan Ziv
More information to come.

VIDEO & TALK – April 11
Inuit Women’s Voices
Featuring Arnait Video Productions on Inuit Women’s Collective Filmmaking
More information to come.