Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 or $25 per family
Age Range: 9 to 15
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Wise Atangana is a musician, slam poet, community building and educator. Inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Canadian-Cameroonian musician has launched a $100,000 fundraiser to build an Afro-Black Cultural Centre in downtown Ottawa. The Centre, to be opened in January 2021, will feature a professional audio-video production studio and a collaborative physical and virtual workspace where the next generation of young Black Canadians will strengthen their cultural identity and develop creative, artistic and entrepreneurial skills.
Join us for a wide open, unscripted conversation with Wise where we can discuss Anti-Black Racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and his belief that launching a creative and collaborative hub studio for Black artists and creatives can help promote peace and love and end racism in the next generation.
Check out our Facebook event for more info!
We have listed the age range of 9 – 15 as a guide. We are happy to have younger children join … especially with parental involvement. You know your child best – if you think you have a 7 or 8 year old who could handle attending this on their own, feel free to sign them up. If you have even younger children, but want to attend with them, feel free to sign up as a family. We do love when we have parents joining us for the workshop! You are always able to mute yourself, you can even have your video off – and the kids are not expected to sit still and listen perfectly – we have had kids participate in past events while jumping on a trampoline! We want everyone to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable and learn best! And we don’t believe that kids are ever too young to discuss a topic – especially with their parents there to help field additional questions.
The workshop will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the workshop.
You will notice that we have listed two ticket prices for this event – $15 or $25 per family. I use this two ticket format when I am running a workshop with a guest. When I invite a guest to a workshop, I want to make sure that they are fairly compensated, so I split the revenue from a shared workshop 50/50. But I also want to be sensitive to our participants’ needs right now.
With this two ticket format, families can self-select the ticket price that works best for them in this current time. We know that a lot of people are experiencing financial hardship right now, and we want to be empathetic, compassionate and accommodating to that. But we also know that there are others who are less affected financially right now and are looking for ways to help our local artists, organizations, community builders and businesses. We thought that this two ticket price system was a fair way to balance all this. Please select either price, without any guilt or fear of judgement. And, if $15 is not possible at this time, but you really want to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out!