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Here are the Fragments.
Community Education and Engagement Events

Here are the Fragments.
Co-produced by The ECT Collective and The Theatre Centre
November 19-December 1, 2019

Here are the Fragments. merges science and art to illuminate schizophrenia through the eyes of an immigrant psychiatrist.

The work will premiere at The Theatre Centre on November 19 – December 1, 2019. During the performance period, we have programmed a series of Community Education and Engagement Events, designed to take the conversation about schizophrenia, racism and mental health out of the theatre into the community to change hearts and minds.

We hope you can join us!

Community Night
November 22, 2019
Pre Show Drinks & Talk: 7:00pm
Post Show Talk Back with Cast and Directors
Included with a ticket to the November 22 performance.

This welcoming evening show and talk back confronts racism and celebrates survivors from marginalized communities who live with serious mental illness.

Guest Panelists of Pre Show Talk: Ngozi Paul (Development Producer Artist/Activist) and Psychiatrist Collaborator Dr. Araba Chintoh (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.)

On-site counselling to be provided at the Pre Show Talk.

Post Show Talk Back with Cast and Directors 9:30-10pm (Leah Cherniak, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Abigail Whitney, Kwaku Adu-Poku, Peter Bailey, Allan Louis, Kyra Harper)

Our Patients and Our Selves: Experiences of Racism Among Health Care Workers
November 23, 2019
4:30-6:30pm
Free, RSVP here.

A panel of Black health care workers reflecting on how racism in the workplace affects us, in our personal lives, our lives as professionals and as advocates for our patients and communities. How do we cope, how do we thrive?

Facilitator: Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best of Black Health Alliance (Project Manager for the Pathways to Care Project; Lecturer at York University in the Department of Anthropology; Public health researcher with a specialization in mental health and whose work focuses on communities in Canada and the Caribbean.)

Guest Panelists: Dr. Onyenyechukwu Nnorum (President of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario; The Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto), Dr. Natasha Williams (The chair of the Association of Black Psychologists, Toronto Chapter; Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario), Donna Alexander (Previously served as Vice President of The Black Health Alliance, and served on the Black Experiences in Health Care Initiative at Mount Sinai Hospital. She worked in Residential Treatment Services before transitioning to the Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian & Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY) at CAMH.), Josiah Osagie (First year of training as a psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto; Played an executive role in the Black Medical Students’ Association and has participated in various mentorship programs for black undergraduates interested in medicine), Carol Mundley (Registered Practical Nurse for the past 17 years at CAMH; The Co-Chair for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, an OPSEU Steward for almost 10 years.)

In Partnership with: Black Physicians of Ontario; endorsed by: Association of Black Psychologists, sponsored by OPSEU and CAMH Associates

Fanon Today: A Creative Symposium
November 24, 2019

Creative exploration of the meaning of Fanon’s work in our lives today. Join us for a dynamic accessible panel, theatre poetry, and creative discussion. For novice and seasoned Fanonians alike!

Performances: 4:00-4:30pm facilitated by Trevlyn Kennedy (poet, actress, community programmer)

Panel: 4:30-5:30pm facilitated by Tola Ajao (English & History teacher, member of the Editorial Committee of “Between The Lines”)

Live jazz music, poetry jazz, open mic, catering until 8:00pm facilitated by Trevlyn Kenndy.

Performances:
Poetry Jazz performed by George Elliott Clarke inspired by Frantz Fanon’s work  (with a live jazz band)

Ausar Stewart performing excerpts from The Wretched, a play by Frank Francis on Frantz Fanon

Guest Panelists:
George Elliott Clarke (The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15); The 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17.) Clarke is a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto), Doris Rajan (Theatre Artist, Film Artist, Director of Social Development for the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society) Frank Francis (Writer, theatre director, producer, cultural arts curator and facilitator. He was the owner and operator of The Trane Studio (2003-2012) and founding artistic director of Caliban Arts Theatre (1995-.) David Austin (Author and a professor in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion at John Abbott College)

A Different Booklist will be tabling at our event! Selling books from Frantz Fanon, George Elliott Clarke and David Austin!

Sponsored by: The Laidlaw Foundation