When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumours of surveillance in her Arab-American neighbourhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community. Assia Boundaoui is an Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker based in Chicago. Way Past Kennedy Road presents a FREE screening of "The Feeling of Being Watched" at HABIBIZ, a group exhibition.
Presented by Way Past Kennedy Road & Platform A, Be My Habibi is a community conversation on place-making and surveillance facilitated by curators Jessica Kirk and Mitra Fakhrashrafi of Way Past Kennedy Road. Be My Habibi takes place during HABIBIZ , a group exhibit by Way Past Kennedy Road taking up Toronto’s Shisha Ban to consider what it means to illegalize already hyper-surveilled spaces and extending a conversation on radical traditions of place-making across the GTA.
The MOEG is excited to announce a special performance event for the closing of "..but there are new suns" this Saturday, October 6th at 3pm, featuring a dance performance by ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company co-founder Ravyn Wngz.
The MOEG is excited to present the final edition of the Sandbox Sessions—a monthly drop-in for new-generation writers living and working on the margins. Our final edition of Sandbox will feature guest mentor Cherie Dimaline, Canadian Métis author of the 2017 Governor General award-winning novel "The Marrow Thieves".
Reclaiming Our Mother Tongues: A Multilingual Poetry Workshop is a three hour poetry workshop open to anyone in Toronto/GTA whose mother tongue is not English. Priority will be given to BIPOC new-generation artists (15-29 years old) who experience social, cultural, and economic marginalization. Especially welcome are women of colour, immigrants, refugees, and second generation Canadians.
Exhibiting artist Brianna Roye will be shooting free portraits of people who identify as queer & trans* (non-cis, non-hetero) people of Caribbean descent this Saturday, May 12th, from 12-5pm.
This work will be continuing her series of queer & trans Caribbean peoples that is currently being shown at her solo exhibition "Out Of Many, One People". We invite you to join us: both to experience the show, and to document the experience of existing at these intersecting identities.
"Out of Many, One People" will be open to the public Wed-Fri from 12-7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm until May 19th.
Join the exhibiting artists and YTB team on Saturday, April 7th for a walking tour + artist/curator talk through Parkdale to each of the featured galleries (FAG, The Public and The MOEG), as well as other locations marked on the maps by Kristina Guison & Tzazná MIranda Leal—whose work is currently featured here at the MOEG!