Events & Workshops


Event Type
Workshop

Start: September 11, 2021 - 1:00 pm
To: 3:00 pm
Repeats: weekly on Saturday until October 2, 2021.
Location
Online via Zoom
Contact
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator

swgevents@skwriter.com
Start: September 11, 2021 - 1:00 pm
To: 3:00 pm

Writing for Social Change with Krystal Kavita Jagoo

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Writing For Social Change

What does writing for social change look like, and how can writers use art as a vehicle for resistance and activism? Writing For Social Change will explore this question through the practice of reflective and creative approaches to writing. Each class session will begin with a review of work from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) writers to invite participants to see the world in a new way, followed by a prompt for generative creative writing. From this reflective practice of letter writing, lessons will be learnt from writers like Octavia Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldua, and Edwidge Danticat to explore how they used the craft of writing for resistance and activism.

 

Krystal Kavita Jagoo graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. Jagoo is passionate about equity, as can be seen from her writing and arts programming work. Her articles have appeared in Huffington Post, Healthline, and Prism. Her visual art, "University Ableism Bingo" was featured in Pandemic: A Feminist Response, and the zine, CRIP COLLAB. Jagoo's work was selected for Scarborough Arts' 35th Annual Juried Exhibition: Beloved Community. Her memoir essay was published in Radical: An Unapologetic Anthology by Women & Gender Nonconforming Storytellers of Color.

 


 

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