Yesterday was the first day of Da Jump Off with Red Slam Collective. The project fosters a sense of collective healthy self-expression, sense of identity and cultural exchange for children and youth from diverse communities; through the medicine wheel teachings.
Using their own words and experiences, the children will explore the collective story creation in the 4 Directions of the Medicine Wheel through four urban art mediums: Graffiti Writing, B-boying, Beat Making,and MC’ing. The four stories produced through the four mediums will then be interwoven into a final showcase for friends, family and community members at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. Every session begins with the Sharing Circle and honoring the 4 Directions, and smudging with one of the four sacred medicines.
Over the five-month period from October 2nd 2013 to December 4th 2013 inclusive, the Red Slam Collective will come to the studio and conduct a weekly workshop.
This project is funded by the Community Projects Grant from the Toronto Arts Council
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