What’s on this April at Myseum Intersections 2021


From April – June, Myseum of Toronto will be hosting their sixth annual Myseum Intersections festival.

Myseum Intersections is an annual city-wide arts and culture festival that explores Toronto through intersectional perspectives. This year’s festival adopts a new hybrid model, balancing socially distanced physical exhibits with virtual exhibits, events, and experiences.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Images of Resistance
April 15, 7-8:30pm ET
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This event will be a panel discussion reflecting on the 2008-2009 intergenerational demonstrations that mobilized Toronto’s Tamil community; a scale of which Toronto had never seen before. During the launch, you will hear from speakers who were organizers and active participants of those protests.

The event will be the launch event for the Images of Resistance: An Archive of Action online web-based exhibit, and give attendees an inside look at the physical exhibit, which is on display at the Fort York Visitors Centre. The exhibit tells the stories of the Tamil Canadian protests in 2009 that brought together tens of thousands of protesters to Downtown Toronto to bring attention to the Genocidal War that was taking place in Sri Lanka.

In Conversation with Butterfly
April 24, 2-3:30pm ET
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This event will be an in conversation with the Butterfly organization who work with Asian and migrant sex workers. The event will explore their past and present activism, advocacy and support work. This event will also include a participatory component centred around collective action through providing the necessary learnings, tools and options for folx to advocate alongside Asian and migrant sex workers for the right to safely work in dignity.

Prior to the event, feel free to read more about what it means to support migrant sex workers justice here.

Here and There
April 25, 1-2pm ET
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This audio/visual/storytelling event will explore the experiences of Migrant Care Workers, who have written and will share their personal stories.

These stories have been developed with the support of theatre artist, Karen Ancheta and digital storytelling facilitator, Christine Balmes. Kwentong Bayan Collective have responded to these stories with illustrations and audio soundscapes.

As a nature of their work, Migrant Workers already know how to socially distance – divide mind, body, heart, and spirit – when they are separated from their loved ones for years to work abroad. Through the art of community storytelling, we’ll explore the rhythms of this dual life; how love transcends time and space; and what we can all learn from this time of lockdown and revolution.

All digital events will include live or closed captioning.

Physical Outdoor Exhibits
Out for a walk? There will be a couple of art exhibits/installations in and around the downtown core you can visit.

Women in Hip Hop
April 10 – May 15
Collision Gallery, Commerce Court
18 Wellington St W

Over 20 paintings of women hip hop pioneers and innovators. This exhibit changes this narrative by celebrating trendsetting women MCs, using portrait paintings, drawings, and mixed media as a conduit to highlight their accomplishments, contributions, and barrier-breaking feats, while navigating patriarchy and discrimination challenges the traditional role of women within the male dominated space of hip hop.

Images of Resistance: An Archive of Action
April 10 – May 18
Fort York Visitor Centre

An installation of community sourced photographs from the 2008-2009 Toronto human rights protests against the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka. Mobilized by members of the Tamil Canadian community, these demonstrations brought together tens of thousands of protesters during the months of September 2008 to June 2009, culminating notably in the Gardiner Expressway blockade.

This project is organized by the Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action in collaboration with Neethan Shan, Thevya Balendran and Hiba Abdallah. Community exhibit facilitation provided by Hiba Abdallah.

Learn more about this year’s Myseum Intersections festival by clicking here.

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