This project explores the impact of stigma and racialized discrimination on Muslim women’s identities and well-being. The South Riverdale Community Health Centre worked with two generations of Muslim women, inviting them to share their stories and helping them transform their individual experiences into forms of artistic expressions. These first time artists will be displaying their work at the Gardiner Museum from July 19 to 24 as a means of sparking dialogue and promoting acceptance within the broader community.
On Thursday July 21 from 3 to 5 pm and Saturday July 23 from 1 to 3 pm, the participants will hold free silkscreening demonstrations open to the public with registration. There will also be a free community celebration on Friday July 22 from 6 to 8 pm.
To learn more and register for free programs and events, visit www.gardinermuseum.com/makeitrealproject