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SHADOWS OF RACISM: VOICES UNHEARD

Shadows of Racism, Voices Unheard is a CSMARI funded project by the Government of Canada. This project focuses on equity education, community knowledge, and centering student voice. Through participation in the project, grade 9-12 students connect with their communities to listen, learn, and re-tell their stories, through art and video, of excellence and contributions to Canada.

 

Students engage in workshops that explore history, identity, and representation. Through engagement in art and video making, they respond to the question: Who will you invite to the table, and why? 

 

Using the language of belonging and humanity, students invited those who are lesser known, with the hope that their art and videos spark similar narratives and conversations beyond theirs.

A Seat at the Table

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A Seat at the Table, an exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre, features 267 artworks, 193 3-D art and 74 portrait art, created by grade 9-12 students from four district school boards. This exhibition is a celebration of lived experiences, conversations, and critical thought, imbued with compassionate understanding by and with students and teachers. Each student has chosen to invite one who they believe we would benefit from getting to know as part of our Canadian Experience and Narrative.


We thank the Government of Canada for the CSMARI funding of this exhibition.

Student Art

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Student Videos

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Combating Anti-Black Racism in the Medical Field

Adeena, Lenora, Suha

2023

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Celebrating the Excellence of Black Canadian Muslims

Gianna, Halla, Zahra, Noor

2023

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African Canadian Church Music

Somi, Olesia, Nico

2023

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Trailblazers: Tracy Moore

Kelly, Carmelle, Liam, Shimirah

2023

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Stolen Stories,
Stolen Lives

Hadi, Katherine, Yahya, Simi

2023

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Viola Desmond

Joshua, Leen, Themi, Ammar

2023

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Covid-19: Asian Hate Worldwide

Gavin, Dong Dong, Alex, Kenneth

2023

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The Story of Anti-Black Racism

Crystal, Nicole, Evelyn, Tiffany

2023

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Chinese Immigration Act

Jerry, Alan, Kevin

2023

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Model Minority

Anna, Allen, Li Jin, Abirami

2023

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Changing Narratives

Arianna, Samuel, Micaela, Anas

2023

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How Metis People have Preservered

Yesha, Jaic, Carter, Xavier

2023

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The Indian Princess

Mya, Maansi, Celina, Abby

2023

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Contemporary Indigenous Figures and their Impact on Canada

Aya, Daniah, Brandon, Jacob

2023

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The Legacy of Indigenous Discrimination: An Ongoing Injustice

Faridah, Anokye, Melanya

2023

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Autumn Peltier and the Unfair Treatment to Indigenous People

Tristyn, Ethan, Andrew, Oliesia

2023

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Japanese Internment

Jimmy, Joshua, Aaron, Sam

2023

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Anti-Asian Racism 

Brandon, Leo, James, Evan

2023

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The Bamboo Ceiling

Elvira, Junsoo, Karen, Zahra

2023

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Canadian Asian Racism

Zoe, Jessie, Felix, Rain

2023

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Asian Canadian Hate

Shivangi, Kobekan, Mia, Kaijia

2023

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White Washing in Films

Leo, Ryan, Aydin

2023

Impact: Reflections

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