Friday, February 20, 2009

Governor General and Urban Arts Forum

Hey everyone - check out this info about the Gov Gen's Urban Arts Forum.
Last summer there was an excellent music/arts festival here in Toronto (called The Manifesto) featuring some great artists, it had a strong youth/social message and it collaborated with the Urban Arts Forum.

Please check out:

Urban Arts Forums

The Urban Arts Forums were launched to illustrate how young artists from all backgrounds are using urban arts (hip hop, graffiti, spoken word, break dancing, etc.) to combat social exclusion and crime, and to bring about change in their communities. Forums have taken place from one end of Canada to the other, as well as in Brazil and South Africa. Featuring artists, decision makers, members of the Order of Canada and civic leaders, the forums have resulted in new community initiatives, which, on more than one occasion, have encouraged entire communities to work together.

Jai Gurudev,

1 comment:

  1. Wow!
    I watched some of Michaƫlle Jean's video blog posts for the World Youth Forum, and it is really inspiring! Thanks for sharing this Abhi. It seems like that community would be amazing to work with for eMerge, and if we want an inspiring non-partisan MC, our very own governor general might be an incredible candidate for that job. She is very hip and supportive of youth making a difference etc.

    As for the Urban Art Forums, what a way to get wicked talent with a good message! I think we should definitely approach these guys and see if they'd like to partner with us.

    What do y'all think?