Catalysts: Youth Activism on the Rise
North York Central Library - 2nd Floor Auditorium
5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6L3, Canada
Presented by TO Live as part of the Insights Discussion Series.
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom Exhibition Mobilization Zone: There is an exhibit area dedicated to the actions taken by Canadians to support the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. When it comes to global mobilization, local activists have always been at the frontlines of human rights movements, including youth. Today there is a heightened interest in advocacy and activist engagement among youth where they are more likely to be involved in issue-based actions or organizations, can address specific concerns, and mobilize others sharing similar views. What inspires local youth activists? How does activism in one’s youth evolve over time? Randell Adjei, Rana Nasrazadani and Caitlin Tolley will share their insights.
As a complement to the upcoming Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition at Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts), The Insights Discussion Series highlights our own human rights issues and the local activists currently fighting for the betterment of us all. Curated by Timea Wharton-Suri and hosted by Garvia Bailey, the four discussions will be offered FREE to the public with registration.