Embracing Intersectional Diversity Project
Embracing Intersectional Diversity Project is a not-for-profit organization with locations in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Our scope is national, and our reach is global.
As a national organization, the EID Project provides organizational and community development training, and diversity and oppression awareness workshops to medium and large not-for profits. We also offer diversity & mentorship, and shake up your practice learning series for artists, youth leaders, and artist educators.
We also work on project-based initiatives. Our work focuses on connecting communities together, and bringing the lived experiences, narratives, knowledge, creativity, and contributions of diverse groups, including queer women of colour, youth of colour, queer youth of colour, trans folks, First Nations and Two-Spirited folks, white allies, and folks living with visible and/or ‘invisible’ disabilities, into the centre.
The EID Project team aims to open spaces for critical intervention/disruption and dialogue around what we ‘see’ and understand about intersectional identities, and the underlying assumptions about what these identities symbolize.
ACTIONS: We offer fresh insights, critical analysis, and practical tools to explore intersectional diversity through various mediums including:
*Educational Workshops, Retreats, and Learning Series
*Photo Exhibit Tour
*Community Dialogues & Chat Backs
*Creative Collaborative projects
*Sustainable Community and Business Projects
*Conference, Classroom, and Workplace Presentations
Thoughts about art and community:
The arts in all its various disciplines and practices are a driving force in how progressive social change is generated and moved forward in Toronto, and elsewhere.
Since 2008, I have had the pleasure of bringing the artistic, innovative, and creative work of the Embracing Intersectional Diversity Project to Toronto's diverse communities. The EID Project came into being in Toronto, and it will continue to develop in Toronto, as well as in Montreal and various global spaces.