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September 29 - 25, 2021
Do you have a background in social media platforms, online spaces, and/or tech?
Nia Centre for the Arts is embarking on a Canada-wide, community-based research project to learn more about, validate, and better understand the impacts of anti-Blackness, racism and hate online directed towards Black-Canadians, including, but not limited to:
Through a national survey, focus groups and interviews, we aim to develop a research study and research publication that summarizes our findings, and provides recommendations towards safer engagement and increased digital literacy to combat the impacts of anti-Blackness experienced by Black-Canadians online, while also developing recommendations on how online, social environments can better support their Black-Canadian users, and community members as a whole.
To support our community-based research study, we are looking for individuals to join our Community Advisory. The purpose of the Community Advisory is to provide ongoing feedback on our research methods and practices, while also offering critical insight and community-based accountability. As a member of the Community Advisory, members will be asked to:
We are looking for Advisory Members with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences, however the following are considered assets:
Advisory Members will be asked to contribute up to 25 hours of support until April 2022, and will be provided with an honorarium of $500 in recognition of their support.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Community Advisory, with a brief email along with your resume detailing why you are interested in joining the Community Advisory, and how you anticipate being able to provide support towards the research project as a whole
Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora. We present professional development programs for artists, engagement and mentorship programs and opportunities for youth, and present special events and exhibitions to our community, and Canadians as a whole.
In October 2020, we began renovations on our 14,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto, Ontario to build Canada’s first multidisciplinary Black arts centre. This new space will help bring our entire community together to experience art rooted in Afro-diasporic traditions. Once renovated, our facility at 524 Oakwood Avenue will feature a 150-seat multi-purpose performance space, an event space, a digital media studio, an artist studio, youth space, gallery space, and more. Learn more at niacentre.org
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