Working with Communities Through an Equitable & Anti-Oppression Lens

 Learn how to be a thoughtful community collaborator, project-maker, create positive transformations in diverse communities, and ways of applying anti-oppression in community work. Explore and learn 5 Key Practices in Applying Equity to Community Programming & Engagement while reflecting on various arts equity techniques and approaches that will influence design, delivery and evaluation. This workshop will have interactive components and requires self-reflection.

Parul Pandya has played a vital role in Canada's nonprofit sector for over a decade. She has programmed and produced events for diverse audiences across Canada - from intimate workshops and community arts-making to large-scale, vibrant events and symposiums focused on inclusion, arts equity, and mental health and wellness. A Professor of Ethics at Centennial College and a non-profit expert in innovative approaches to equity & community engagement, Parul runs Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting. Through her work, she empowers individuals and organizations to deliver programs and services that support the building of healthier, more vibrant and resilient communities.

Past clients include: Lakeshore Arts, Town of Collingwood, Toronto Public Library, Canadian Stage, North York Arts, York Region Arts Council, Work in Culture, Toes for Dance, StreetARToronto, Workman Arts (producing #BIGFEELS: Creating Space for Mental Health in the Arts, 2018) and Art Bridges.

Join us on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 to 8pm, The Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke.

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