Artist CV

Education/Training

2014 – BA Political Science, York University (Toronto, ON)
2011 – CANSTAGE Artist Educators Training, (Toronto, ON)
*Certified Vulnerable Sector Check Available (Renewed December 5th, 2014)

 

Work

 

2014 to Present – Founder/ Artistic Director of Guerrilla of the Word
2011 – Present – Arts Educator at Harbourfront Center, Schools Visits Program
2005-2010 Coordinator/Member of R.H.Y.M.E Poetry Collective (Revolutionaries Honoring Your Mind’s Eye)

 

 

Workshop Facilitation

 

2014-Present         Words by the Water Spoken Word Program (Toronto, ON)
2011-Present          Let’s SLAM! Spoken Word Performance Poetry, Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,ON)
2010 -Present        Love Music Initiative (Toronto, ON)

2015                        V.O.I.C.E March Break Camp, Art Starts (Toronto, ON)
2014                        Step to the Mic Spoken Word Workshop, Culture Days (Toronto, ON)
2014                        Shazam Program, Lakeshore Arts (Toronto, ON)
2014                        Articulate Program, Lakeshore Arts (Toronto, ON)
2013                        The Studio/STARS Program, Delisle Youth Services (Toronto, ON)
2010                        Metrac Youth Safety Night (Toronto, ON)
2010                        Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (Toronto, ON)
2010                        The Studio/STARS Program, Delisle Youth Services (Toronto, ON)
2010                        The Element Program, Art Starts (Toronto, ON)
2009                        Black History Month Workshops, For Youth Initiative (Toronto, ON)
2008                       Eco Buzz Environmental Conference (Brampton, ON)
2008                       Project Womyn Nation Program (Toronto, ON)
2008                       SWING Program (Toronto, ON)
2007                        Year Round Alternative School (Toronto, ON)
2007                       Western Tech Secondary School (Toronto, ON)

 

Performances/ Presentations

2015                     Last Poet Standing Spoken Word SLAM (Toronto, ON)
2015                     Roots Lounge Spoken Word SLAM and Open Mic (Toronto, ON)
2015 Feature Poet, Poetry Saved Our Lives Series (Toronto, ON)
2015 Feature Poet, Art Bar Poetry Series (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Toronto International Poetry SLAM (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Feature Performer, ArtWorld Art Gallery Spoken Word Night (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Roots Lounge Spoken Word SLAM and Open Mic (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Feature Performer, Cultural Hot Spot Etobicoke Meeting Launch (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Presenter at Making A Living Making Art, Neighborhood Arts Network (Toronto, ON)
2014                     Freedom Fridayz, Black Creek Community Health Center (Toronto, ON)
2013                     Young Womyn Empowerd Presents: Embracing Your Story (Toronto, ON)
2012                     Guest Speaker, It’s A Girl’s Thing Conference, Urban Arts (Toronto, ON)
2011                     Yorktown Black History Month Celebration (Toronto, ON)
2011                     Toronto Community Housing International Women’s Day Event (Toronto, ON)
2010                     Urban Arts Winter Expo (Toronto, ON)
2010                     METRAC Youth Safety Night (Toronto, ON)
2010                     City of Toronto Annual Rukus Conference (Toronto, ON)
2009                     Guest Speaker, Creative and Critical Fictions Course, York University (Toronto, ON)
2009                     For Youth Initiative Black History Month Event (Toronto, ON)
2009                     Glendower Community Black History Month Event (Toronto, ON)
2009                     For Youth Initiative Annual General Meeting (Toronto, ON)
2009                     Feature Performer, United Way Toronto Internal Campaign Breakfast (Toronto, ON)
2008                     Mujer’s International Women’s Day Celebration (Toronto, ON)
2008                     Toronto Community Housing Staff Training (Toronto, ON)
2008                     Urban Arts Presents Culture Shock (Toronto, ON)
2008                     Project Womynation presents, I Like Big Art and I Cannot Lie (Toronto, ON)
2008                     R.H.Y.M.E Presents “If I Ran the School” Book Launch (Toronto, ON)
2007                     FMLN Toronto Presents Hope for Change (Toronto, ON)
2007                     York University Centre for Women and Trans (Toronto, ON)
2007                     Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution (Toronto, ON)
2007                     Che Guevara Forum (Toronto, ON)
2007                     Ryerson Black Students Association (Toronto, ON)
2007                     It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop Youth Show (Toronto, ON)
2006                     R.O.O.T.S presents I Used to Love Her Hip Hop Show (Toronto, ON)
2006                     York University’s Change Your World Environmental Conference (Toronto, ON)
2006                     YUBSA Presents Black Fest (Toronto, ON)
2006                     Eco Buzz Environmental Conference, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School (Brampton, ON)
2005                     R.O.O.T.S presents Lest We Forget (Toronto, ON)
Print

 

Guerrilla of the Word (published by Art Starts)

If I Ran the School (published by RHYME Poetry Collective)

 

Video

2009                 R.H.Y.M.E. Promo Video (ArtReach Blitz Program) featured poet, co producer

 

Artistic Productions

 

2008                         If I Ran the School Book Launch (producer)
2014 to Present      Words by the Water Poetry SLAM and Open Mic monthly spoken word (producer)
2014                         Oakwood Collegiate Day of Pink Celebration (Student Spoken Word Performance)
(producer-director)

 

Press/Interview/Features
Ilkiw, Violetta. “Emergence of the Youth Led Sector.” The Philanthropist Journal 23.1 (2010): 38-43. Print.
Wingrove, Josh. “The PR Battle on Toronto’s Gangs.” The Globe and Mail 19. Jul. 2009: Print.
Art Starts Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2009-2010
Joelle Berlet. Etobicoke Lakeshore: That’s A Wrap.” Culture 365. 15. Oct. 2014. Web.
OneVoice Radio Show. RadioRegeant , 25. Jun. 2014

 

 

Affiliations
Sandbox Studios
Art Starts
Lakeshore Arts
Lamp Community Health Center
Urban Arts
Neighbourhood Arts Network
York University
Love Music Initiative
Harbourfront Center
Up From the Roots
United Way Toronto
Toronto Community Housing
Art Reach Toronto

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