Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Social justice all-stars featured in issue launch event by This Magazine

This Magazine is launching its Social Justice All-Stars issue (January-February 2015) with a special event called "This is Not a Ted Talk" on Wednesday, January 28. Thirty people are profiled in the magazine as everyday superheroes working to make the world a better place, from fighting for feminism, LGBTQ rights, and better mental health services to fighting against racism, discrimination and harmful stereotypes. 

Three of them will be speaking at Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), in the heart of Toronto‚Äôs Kensington Market. They are
  • Sheila Sampath, an educator and activist designer who is, among other things, the editorial and art director of Shameless magazine, the independent magazine for young women and trans youth.
  • Nayani Thiyagarajah, a writer, performance artist and filmmaker , doula, yoga teacher and dancer who has worked extensively with multiple arts-based organizations and performance groups across Toronto, including Manifesto Community Projects, ArtReach Toronto, b.current Performing Arts and Schools Without Borders. 
  • Farrah Khan is a nationally recognized speaker and a counsellor and advocate at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic in Toronto; among other things she is currently the coordinator of Outburst!, a movement of young Muslim women against gendered violence and the editor of Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project, a graphic novella by South Asian young women.  
The event starts at 7:30; talks will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes a copy of the special issue. 

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