Artivism Workshop with Armando Minjarez

Saturday / Feb 6 / 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
Armando Minjarez
Jess Dobkin

FADO is pleased to present an Artivism workshop with Armando Minjarez
Migration in a Postmodern Society

This workshop is offered for FREE.
Maximum number of participants: 20

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Artists have historically served as agents of change, risk-takers that cross the threshold from the status quo into the vanguard. The term Artivism has been coined by artists and cultural workers to describe their creative practice aimed at creating long-lasting social change. 

This workshop will address the role of an artist as an agent of change in a postmodern western society. Participants will part-take in a process of dissemination and processing of site-specific cultural data, collected by artist Armando Minjarez through a series of interviews with community organizations in Toronto. Some of these community organizations or groups might include immigrants, refugees and native nations. 

How can artists introduce vitality, courage and innovation in social change work? The workshop will begin with a short presentation on the key elements of art in social change: Emotional, Visionary, Systemic, Popular and Bold.

Activities will be presented in a dialectic format with group discussions and sharing of personal experiences. Participants are encouraged to bring an open mind and full heart. 

Armando Minjarez is a Mexican visual artist and social justice activist. In 2004 he became involved in the national campaign to pass legislation entitled the DREAM ACT (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), and in the same year became the first undocumented student at Garden City Community College to enroll through the In-State tuition legislation passed in his new home state. His organizing experience has evolved into a multidisciplinary social practice where collaboration and community engagement are guiding themes.


This workshop is offered as a part of the MONOMYTHS series and is presented in the context of Progress Festival. For a full desciption of MONOMYTHS, please click here.

The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416-538-0988.  We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit to The Theatre Centre.

The Theatre Centre sits on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples.

SummerWorks, in partnership with The Theatre Centre and a roster of Toronto theatre and performance organizations/presenters and companies including Aluna TheatreDancemakers, FADO Performance Art Centre, SummerworksThe Theatre Centre and Volcano Theatre brings the world to Toronto with Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas, January 14–February 7, 2016.