Local Reflections on Racism with guest Lydia Collins

Oct 29, 2020  6:00pm

(GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time

Event URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/338905663861468
Hosted by: First Ontario Performing Arts Centre and Niagara Folk Arts

The continuation of the Online Interactive Speaker Series keeping up the momentum for racial justice and inclusion in St. Catharines presented in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Niagara Region Anti-Racism Association.

Guest Speaker: Lydia Collins

New to Ottawa, Lydia Collins is an Author, Creator, and Sexual Health Educator from the Niagara Region. She is a graduate from Brock University’s English Language and Literature program with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and is a co-founder of an on-campus activist group, Decolonize and Deconstruct (D&D), that focuses on providing consent education through a decolonial lens. She is the former Workshops Coordinator for Brock’s Student Justice Centre and has given various workshops on and off campus focusing on social justice issues prioritizing consent and sexual health, anti-Black racism, and radical self-care.Lydia published her first chapbook of poetry titled Angry. Black. Woman. in January 2019, and her second, To Everyone We've Ever Been, in September 2020. Lydia has facilitated workshops and spoken in conferences at Brock University, Ryerson University, University of Regina, and more. Most recently, Lydia produced a collaborative video project with UNILEARNAL titled Joy Is Our Birthright that aims to capture Black joy, with a particular emphasis on Black queer and trans folx.

Topic: The intersection of art, activism, and education
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