In the search for a better world, one where we may all access equity and love it will require collective efforts towards change. Our communities are uniting and building relationships rooted in love and vision, therefore all things are possible.
Please scroll through to find out how NiaZamar is building and collaborating with organizations and collectives. Also take this time to visit their website and connect with them. Through relationships rooted in love, equity and empowerment of all our communities will create the change we need.
Weave-we are a part of the Frabic
"Weave -We Are A Part of the Fabric, a community arts project funded by TAC and OAC, and runs in collaboration with SOY, SKETCH and the FibreWebs Collective"
- RAZ ROTEM LEAD ARTIST
The images display Tanya Turton facilitating a world pride 2014 workshop at the fruit loopz youth stage and facilitating hair art workshops at sketch and soy for WEAVE.
World pride workshop:
Workshops worked to highlight the many intersections and identities within the LGBTQI2 community and give an opportunity for participants to speak about pride based on their own realties. While respecting the stories and experiences of the individual this workshop also highlights the interconnected realities of the collective.
This workshop does so using hair because it is a representation of identity, stories, interconnectedness, generational experiences, resilience and strength in collectiveness.
Click for more information about W.E.A.V.E and Tanya's involvement :
BRIADS FOR AIDS
Launched in 2008 to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS in Black communities in Canada, the program has grown to impact Black communities globally. Created in response to calls of the community to provide a culturally appropriate response to HIV/AIDS awareness in the African, Caribbean and Black Communities and to address the issue of funding for various resources in the fight against the disease.
NiaZamar and Braids for aids 2015:
2015 will be filled with partnerships and community development. NiaZamar and Braids for Aids will be working together on a few things and we are excited to bring change to the possibilities of what hair can do for community empowerment and development. Please look out for
- HIV/Aids awareness events
- Accessible and sustainable community services
Beauty services Funding change:
NiaZamar offers hair braiding services that donate to Braids for Aids. If you are interested in these services please contact NiaZamar or Braids for Aids to book your next beauty service.
Braids for Aids contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minority Women In BUSINESS
MWB is a social and resource hub for minority women in business, both professional and entrepreneurial. This is a community of ambitious women from various backgrounds looking for opportunities and strategies to help them succeed, which results in saved time and money, wider distribution of products and services and real connections and support.
Founded on the realization that no such formal organization exists in Canada, once launched on January 31st, 2015, MWB will address the needs of a population that has often been marginalized. MWB's vision is to be an established Canadian institution that delivers innovation to the Canadian business landscape.
Niazamar and MWB 2015:
With a strong belief that collectively we can create support needed within our communities to have sustainable and booming business full of growth NiaZamar and Minority Women In Business are collectively working together in 2015. Up coming partnerships will include
- Videos discussions about community, identity and confidence in business
- Workshops and more
"WHEN I DARE TO BE POWERFUL-TO USE MY STRENGTH IN THE SERVICE OF MY VISION, THEN IT BECOMES LESS AND LESS IMPORTANT WHETHER I AM AFRAID"
- AUDRE LORDE