[community] AGO - May 9th Art Exhibit Event Launch

Michael Furdyk mfurdyk at takingitglobal.org
Thu Apr 26 01:45:48 UTC 2018

Dear IDRC Inclusive Design friends,

I am pleased to share an invitation to an event we are hosting at the
Art Gallery of Ontario on May 9th. Details below...


Join us at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday May 9th for a
project launch event that supports the revitalization of Indigenous
languages and cultures.

The Connecting With Our First Family exhibition is an immersive visual
experience featuring 28 images of animals, birds, fish, insects, and
other creatures designed by Artist Nyle Johnston based on Anishinaabe
teachings that have been passed down through many generations.

The images within the Art Exhibition are also included as part of
Educational Resource materials that have been developed by Miigizi
Creations in partnership with TakingITGlobal to support schools who
are part of the Connected North program.

The Art Gallery of Ontario has joined TakingITGlobal’s Connected North
program as a Content Partner and with this exhibition, students from
Northern communities are now able to access educational opportunities,
learning experiences and virtual field trips through live video
conferencing. The exhibit is free and open to the public for 6 months
in the Community Gallery of the AGO.

The launch event will showcase different voices from community
members, including Jason Jones from Rainy River District School Board
who supports Ojibwe language learning and expressed the initial need
for this resource.


6:30 PM – Doors open with DJ and food by NishDish
7:00 PM – Opening Welcome by Nyle Miigizi Johnston
7:15 PM – Reflections from Co-host Jennifer Corriero and Audrey Hudson
8:15 PM – Live Music Performance by The Handsome Savages
8:30 PM – DJ and Community Conversations

Please RSVP on Facebook if you can to help estimate numbers for
catering, but RSVP is not required so you are welcome to attend either
way :)

I hope you see you there!

- Michael

Michael Furdyk, Co-founder & Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal
Empowering youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mfurdyk | +1 (416) 977-9363 x313 | @mfurdyk

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