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No One Can Tell Our Stories But Us: Racialized Girls Making Media


When: Thursday November 20th, 2014, at 1pm (Eastern) Language: English

About this webinar: Geisha girl, sassy black girl sidekick, oppressed Muslimah, Latina siren, pocahontas; racialized girls rarely see accurate portrayals of their lives in mainstream media. We need media created by racialized girls that celebrates the complexity of their lives, their magic, their brilliance. Together we explored the ways racialized girls are already creating media from Vines, Tumblr to dance and poetry to posters that challenge school clothing policies. Throughout the webinar, Farrah shared media production strategies used by girls, community organizations and grassroots movements to create dialogue and explore issues in their lives from an anti-racist, feminist approach. Join her to explore media that heals, builds self-love and gives radical hope with racialized young girls.

About the presenter: Farrah Khan, has spent the past 16 years working to address gender-based violence through counselling, storytelling and education. She holds a Masters of Social Work and supports women who are survivors of violence as a counselor and advocate in the Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. As an artist and storyteller Farrah’s short films have been exhibited and screened in Canada, the United States and the UK. She is the editor of “Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project” a graphic novella by South Asian young women about resiliency in the face of family violence. The graphic novella authors are currently on a national US tour. For her community work Farrah has received a number of awards including the Canadian Council of Muslim Women award. You can connect with her on twitter @farrah_khan.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:00