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January 25, 2021 - February 12, 2021

Here I Am Exhibit

Hosted by JAYU

Curator: Lateefa Farah

This year, JAYU has hosted and provided a platform for young and upcoming Black artists in Toronto to showcase their creativity, message and artistic abilities. Ten special youth, coming from different backgrounds have created and produced artwork, ranging from poetry, music, photography and collaging that highlights this year's exhibition theme around the beauty in Blackness. So often we are met with negative perception of Blackness, nor do we rarely see it being glorified. We asked these youth to take charge and create their own narrative of what Blackness is to them, and what they would love to see in their media outlets, in relation to what we see today.

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401 Richmond Street West, Suite 354, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Phone number: 416-712-3477

Email: info@jayu.ca

JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect. We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world. Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.