Art heals, uplifts and inspires! This May (Sexual Assault Prevention Month), join our Centre as we explore art's transformative power!
Please support our work and local artists through our first-ever virtual art auction, or double your impact with our donation matching program, thanks to a local Social Venture Partner! We are hoping to raise $20,000 in support of survivors of sexual violence.
Put the HEART in Heartwork! Like a beautiful work of art, generosity has the power to heal, uplift and inspire. From May 1 - 31, 2021, your one-time gift will be MATCHED by a local Social Venture Partner! Our anonymous donor will generously match up to $5000 in donations.
Fill out the secure donation form below to get started. You will receive an automatic tax receipt via e-mail.
To learn more about SASC, and why we need your help, please click the headings below. If you're ready to give, please proceed to the donation form below.
Preview begins: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | Noon
Bidding begins: Wednesday May 12, 2021 | Noon
Bidding closes: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | Noon
Join us from May 12 - 19 for our first ever virtual art auction! We'll be auctioning off a wide array of fine art, handmade items, and more.
Winning bids support our many services, including Individual and Group Counselling, 24 Hour Support Line and Online Chat, Public Education Program, and our Anti-Human Trafficking and Family Court Support programs.
On select items, winning bids will also support local artists!! That's right - to show our solidarity with local artists we are offering a profit-sharing model for eligible auction items. Local, independent artists who donate their own creations can receive 50 per cent of the net proceeds from the sale of their art.
Adjei is a recent graduate of 2021 Union Yoga 225 hr. Yoga Teacher Training. He has been practising yoga for the past 3 years. Adjei decided to take the next step to deepen his practice and teach in 2020, but due to COVID-19, he couldn’t continue his teacher training at that time.
Yoga is a healing practice for Adjei; it is a space to rewrite stories and engage in re-creating an intimate connection with ourselves. Storytelling is an essential part of how Adjei moves through the world, and he is always down to support others in retelling their stories through movement and embodiment.
Adjei is also a creative writer, storyteller, plant lover, and aspiring farmer; he enjoys backcountry camping, cycling in the city and climbing trees.
“Life is all about the experiences we share along the journey that we’re on, and the lessons we learn shapes us into the person we are today. We are like trees receiving nutrients from the earth while being shaped by the wind and directed by the sun. We’re always growing.”
Healing Through Art
Guest Facilitator: Hana Shafi (Frizz Kid)
Thursday, May 6 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
No artistic experience required! Attend a low-pressure, de-stressing digital workshop where we'll be making affirmation art, where you will centre yourself, your own healing, and lived experiences. Our Guest Facilitator, Hana Shafi (also commonly known as Frizz Kid) will lead you through a couple of simple art exercises to warm up your fingers and then we'll create affirmation art together.
Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture. Her first book, It Begins With The Body was selected by CBC books as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Her second book, Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty is in stores now.
Dance as Healing: Moving Through Trauma to Create Change
Presented in partnership with Consent Is Golden
Guest Facilitator: Ravyn Wngz
Thursday, May 27 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Throughout human history, people have used dance to communicate, celebrate, and heal. Dance can be a radical statement in the face of systems that oppress and value some bodies over others. It can be a way of expressing feelings that no words can explain. In this way, dance can be revolutionary.
Join us for an interactive conversation with Ravyn Wngz about dance and movement. In this workshop Ravyn will discuss the ways in which she has used dance and movement in healing from trauma and creating change. There will be opportunities to move your body, but this is not required. Participants will come away with a new appreciation of the power of movement for survivors of trauma.
Ravyn Wngz “The Black Widow of Burlesque '' is a Tanzanian, Bermudian, Mohawk, 2Spirit, empowerment movement storyteller of Trans experience. An abolitionist, and Black Renaissance Artivist. Her work is rooted in Black liberation and Indigenous Resurgence. She has a vision to create work/art/conversations that open minds, expand truths and deepen intellectual commitments into lived practices. Her commitment is to elevate the level of our collective global humanity. Ravyn is a co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company. A Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, A steering committee member of Black Lives Matter Toronto, and Co-Curator of The Wildseed Black Arts Fellowship.
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