The ‘Reimagining the Muslimah’ Symposium

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This symposium is a six-hour day packed with great speakers, panelists and workshops that provide space to talk about the experiences of young Muslimahs in the City of Toronto as they grapple with reimagining what it means to be Muslim, the term ‘Muslimah’ and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, class and religiosity.

We invite you to engage in a day-long discussion including a curated art show ending with a giant celebratory dance party. We hope to explore the intersections, nuances, struggles and triumphs we navigate and experience daily.


More information here: http://outburstmovement.com/2016/10/outbursts-reimagining-the-muslimah-art-show/

Meet the creative Samaa Ahmed!

SM-h_O_ztamaa is a transnational/diasporic Pakistani artist and poet. She blogs about politics, pop-culture, and post-colonial feminism at wearivebeen.com and is the founder of ARTBOX Toronto.

What was your entrance into writing poetry and what made you want to stay?

I used to write a lot of poetry growing up, especially when I was an angsty teenager. It was such a great way for me to get my feelings out, and although it was really melodramatic stuff, I enjoy re-reading it and appreciate how productive of a release it was. After a really long gap, I started writing poetry again through Outburst in October 2015.

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(Samaa is one of our performers at “Volume: Sisters Make Noise” happening on May 25th! Don’t miss out! Reserve your tickets HERE)

Volume: Sisters Make Noise!

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Outburst! presents “Volume: Sisters Make Noise.” Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry and song as we look to our past and the things we leave behind. The evening will also feature the launch of our 4th poetry book: Homebound IIII

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is FREE. Tickets are limited so we encourage youto get your tickets soon! ***In the event of tickets being sold out, If you are unable to make it, please let us know so we can offer your ticket to someone else.

To get tickets, click HERE 

Event hashtag: #SistersMakeNoise

MC’s: Nari and Dumo

Performer list coming soon!

Accessibility: The Daniels Spectrum is fully accessible, including the washrooms. We support a fragnance free environment at our events.

This event is presented by Outburst! and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic as well as SpeakSudan

This event is funded by the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto.

***Outburst! and our community partners would like to acknowledge the generous support of Artscape for their contributions to our use of their facilities***

FREE Photography & Photo-Based Mixed Media Workshop

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During our last session we learned the gel transfer technique where we were able to take our printed photos and turn them into canvas art. This session we will be playing with heat transfers on cotton based surfaces. If this is something that interests you sign up now!

The workshops are open to anyone (16-29) who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, and ancestral connections.

There is very limited space so please sign up by emailing info@tndproject.com by March 9th 🙂

In recognizing and celebrating International Women’s Day…

1. Think about the amazing and inspirational women in your life and the resilience and strength that they have shown. Choose a photo to honour them in a piece (this person may also be you!).

2. Choose a quote or lyric comes to mind when you think about her/them

3.Send us high quality digital images (your own or sourced) that you would like to include in your piece. These do not have to include the person. Email this to info@tndproject.com by February 8th 11:59pm (tryhttp://www.freeimages.com/ or http://www.dreamstime.com/ for free images)

AND/OR

Bring newspaper or magazine images that you’d like to include in your piece to the workshop on the 13th

4. Collect found objects to incorporate into your piece and bring them with you on February 13th This could be related to your piece or just used to create texture

5. Think about what colours you would like to work with

*art supplies and light refreshments provided but feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable*

**we will have quotes and images to choose from if you would like to join us but don’t have a moment to choose your own

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This workshop is hosted by The Truth & Dare Project and Outburst! | Funding for this workshop is graciously provided by ArtReach Toronto, and the Toronto Arts Council | Facilitated by Zahra Agjee

The Truth & Dare Project is a series of photography based art-making workshops and art dares for young Muslim women.
www.tndproject.com

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence through art, research and education. It is a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (the Clinic). The Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.
www.outburstmovement.com