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Arts and Activism with UPlift Black

Youth United Speaker Series

2024-03-07 18:00:00 2024-03-07 19:00:00 America/New_York Arts and Activism with UPlift Black Unleash your creativity and learn how you can use art to change the world. Downtown Branch - Gathering Place

Thursday, March 07
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-07 18:00:00 2024-03-07 19:00:00 America/New_York Arts and Activism with UPlift Black Unleash your creativity and learn how you can use art to change the world. Downtown Branch - Gathering Place

Downtown Branch

Gathering Place

Unleash your creativity and learn how you can use art to change the world.

In this workshop, led by Shelly-Ann Skinner (They/She), Naesiah Shannon (She/Her), and Jaden Skinner (he/him), participants will engage in discussions about the power of art in activism, historical examples of art as a catalyst for change, and the role of artists as activists. Participants will learn about different art forms and techniques that can be used in their activism. The workshop aims to explore the intersection of art and activism, providing participants with a platform to express their ideas, emotions, and perspectives on various social and political topics. Participants are encouraged to bring their artistic pieces to the workshop, to share with the participants. 

UPlift Black is Black-led not-for-profit social service agency working to UPlift the complete wellbeing of Black people who live in Canada. Our programming is centred around the socioeconomic development of the Black community, our purpose is to UPlift the lives and visibility of Black individuals, families, business owners, artists and organizations through mentorship, support and community engagement. Share. Support. Show UP.


This Speaker Series was proposed by Barrie Public Library's Leaders & Innovative Teens (BPL LIT) through the Youth United Grant. United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s Youth United is an entirely youth-driven program for youth ages 15-30 that provides one-time micro-grants to help support youth-led projects in the County of Simcoe, the District of Muskoka or the Town of the Blue Mountains. 

 

Youth United is funded in part by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more at Canada.ca/CanadaServiceCorps.


If you have any questions, please call 705-728-1010 or email askus@barrielibrary.ca

The health and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines. 

We want to improve, to serve you better. Please take a moment to complete our Program Evaluation Form. 

Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Apr 15 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Tue, Apr 16, 9:45am - 11:45am
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
West Lounge

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Canceled
Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Apr 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Apr 20, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Apr 21, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Apr 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
West Lounge

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Floor
This event is full

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Apr 28, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Apr 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, May 05, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 07, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tue, May 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Fri, May 10, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, May 12, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, May 14, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room