BREATH , #WOMENOFWATER is a multimedia immersive art installation that uses portraiture, video and projection mapping through storytelling to honour and celebrate the contributions of Black and Indigenous women in our community.
We are artists that advocate for societal change for the equal and radical inclusion of Black and Indigenous women, with a passion to use art as a tool to create social revolutions. We look forward to having you join us for our first installation of BREATH, #WomenofWater, as we celebrate 13 Black and Indigenous women contributing to the growth and wellbeing of our communities.
Our goal is to create a window into their perspectives, and emphasize the contributions they make towards society.
Adrienne Coddett, Community Activist, Radio Host, Educator and Founder of 3Dreads and a Baldhead
Alicia-Marie LeJour, Community Activist and Co-founder of the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition
Dawn Iehstoseranón:nha (She Keeps the Feathers) Setford Francis, President and Founder of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada
Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Community Activist and Executive Director of the Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD)
Frankie Pasapa, Cultural Program Coordinator at Minwaashin Lodge
Gabrielle Fayant, Co-founder of the Assembly of Seven Generations
Jenny (Sâwanohk) Sutherland, Founder and Owner of Misiwe Ni Relations Healing Lodge
Jo-Anne Bryan, Deaf Artist, Community Activist, ASL Consultant and Interpreter
Paula MacDonald, Deaf Interpreter, Community Activist and Webinar Coordinator at Canadian Association of the Deaf
Resa Solomon-St. Lewis, Founder, Baccanalle and Co-Founder, Afrotechture
Sado Ibrahim, Community Health Worker at the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Shery Alexander Heinis, Poet, writer and Co-founder/President, In Our Tongues
With Special Guest Performances
Anaïs Cardot, Soul artist
KAR33M, Afro-Soul artist