Voices of Parkdale
Parkdale Project Read, 1209 King Street West
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
“Literacy is about more than reading and writing – it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships; about knowledge, language, and culture ... indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of ‘literacy as freedom’ ”
- United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012
Voices of Parkdale is a creative partnership between the adult literacy programs at Parkdale Project Read, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, and the youth program, Literacy Through Hip Hop. The evening will feature spoken word performances, poems and stories about freedom, justice, community and the love of literacy. Ten artists will share poems and stories they developed in the three aforementioned literacy programs. The artists represent a diverse group of Parkdale residents - including women, First Nations, seniors, men and women who identify as consumer/survivors of the psychiatric system, people with various abilities and women of colour.
Co-sponsored by Parkdale Project Read, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and Literacy Through Hip Hop.