Art and activism

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 23:00

Presentation with images by Theresa Wolfwood

From arpilleras, the appliques of Chilean women, to youth drama in the slums of Nairobi, from First Nations in Canada to Cambodian human rights activists, to the apartheid walls of Palestine and refugee camps in the Sahara, banners to murals, from buttons to bumper stickers; using visual art, theatre, music and poetry, art has the power to express the human passion for peace, rights, equality and dignity.

Theresa Wolfood takes us on a tour of many art forms created all over the world that show how creativity can inspire action and hope.  Previous versions of this presentation have been given in Gernika, Spain, Calgary and Victoria to community groups and activists.

Theresa Wolfwood is an activist, writer, textile artist and photographer. Her work has been published in several languages and countries. Her poetry book, Love and Resistance, was published in the UK in November, 2014. Her visual art has been exhibited in Canada, India, Pakistan, and Brazil.  Some of her work may be found on

Theresa is the founder and director of the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation and is active in many social movements, locally and globally including the Canadian Peace Research Association, Licadho Canada, Arab Group for the Protection of Nature,  Women in Black, the Mining Justice Action Committee, the Central America Support Committee and Palestine support groups. Theresa has spoken at many workshops and conferences in Canada and internationally. She has made presentations at Beit Zatounn on Palestine and Western Sahara. In 2014 she launched her poetry collection, “Love and Resistance”at Beit Zatoun.

Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45
- $5
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

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