The YAAS Arts with Canvas program for kids takes place on Sept. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the 519 Community Centre at 519 Church St.
In 2018, The 519 is collaborating with CANVAS Arts Action Programs to facilitate arts-based activities with queer, trans, and gender nonbinary youth and the youth of queer and trans families. CANVAS is a non-profit organization that uses interactive arts education to promote LGBTQ2S and inclusion.
CANVA staff, along with guest facilitators, will use various arts activities such as photography, creative writing, visual art, design, spoken word and drama to guide participants in creatively exploring gender identity, sexual orientation, body image, social justice, and various social pressures related to sexuality and gender diversity in ourselves and our families.
The objective of this program is to create a safer, supportive and inspiring space where everyone can bring their true selves into the space, feel celebrated and continue to develop and strengthen their skills in self-expression.
This is a free event. For more information, please email Ashey at AMcGhee@The519.org or go to the website.
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