TAKE ACTION AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR ALLYSHIP
Join Common Weal Community Arts for a public silkscreening workshop, part of our Respond to Racism program. The fabulous folks of Articulate Ink will assist you in printing empowering messages on tote bags. Use them festival weekend and beyond to spark important conversations in your communities!
Common Weal Community Arts connects professional artists with communities across the province to promote social change and cultural identity through creative expression. We strive to inspire ideas and empower people to tell their stories in their own voices. Place, shared identity, or interest may define the participating communities, the majority of which are marginalized, underserved, or historically misrepresented. Our newest program, Respond to Racism, explores how the arts can provide tools for each of us to speak up against racism in our communities by supporting education, bridging, and community dialogue. In 2018, poet, edutainer, and badass, Zoey Roy led Ally Affirmation workshops throughout Southern Saskatchewan. These workshops focused on sharing knowledge of the Seven Sacred Teachings and providing settler-based communities with tools for self-reflection and the language to articulate their allyship. Zoey’s work and message have provided the inspiration for the tote bag designs, which include a call to action from Zoey and a listing of the Seven Sacred Teachings.
We are pleased to partner with Articulate Ink, an artist-run printmaking center fostering an active print culture in Saskatchewan through the provision of educational opportunities and accessible print facilities. As the first publicly-accessible print studio in the Province, Articulate Ink provides a space for artists working in print to produce work, further their skills, and connect with the Saskatchewan print community.
Follow us on Facebook (commonwealarts) and Instagram (@skcommonweal). Show your allyship and share your message using the hashtag #R2RSK.
Look for Respond to Racism programming in your community this fall thanks to generous funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.