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April 10th, 2020

Upcoming events for April and May

Our communities are thriving and organizing for a better city and world. Check out these upcoming events we are so excited to be supporting!

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Strawberry Ceremony Website

February 4th, 2020

Upcoming events for February and March

Our communities are thriving and organizing for a better city and world. Check out these upcoming events we are so excited to be supporting!

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July 26th, 2019

[A Labour of Love] The Public Team

Welcome to the last edition of A Labour of Love: 10 Years of Creativity, Community, and Care! To wrap up this special series, we wanted to share our own experiences with you about how we’ve been impacted by our projects and being part of The Public.

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May 23rd, 2019

[A Labour of Love] Kaya Joan

In this edition, we’re speaking with Kaya Joan, who worked at The Public during their high school co-op, making them the youngest person to have worked at The Public! Since then, they have continued to share their talents as a community arts worker, interdisciplinary artist, and facilitator.

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Jill Aoki-Barrett

May 3rd, 2019

[A Labour of Love] Jill Aoki-Barrett

In this edition, we’re speaking with Jill Aoki-Barrett, an educator and staff at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), who we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last five years. ETFO is the professional and protective organization representing occasional teachers and education professionals employed in Ontario’s public elementary schools, where Jill has been working in Professional Learning/Curriculum Services.

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April 18th, 2019

Repair Cafe at The Public

Stay tuned for our next mini repair café at the studio! Join us in September for a mini café with volunteer fixers specializing in fixing small appliances, home electronics, housewares, and bikes, in collaboration with Bike Pirates Toronto!

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March 29th, 2019

[A Labour of Love] Mercedes Sharpe Zayas

In this edition, we’re speaking with Mercedes Sharpe Zayas, former researcher for The Public and current collaborator via Parkdale Activity-Recreational Centre (PARC) and Parkdale People’s Economy. Mercedes produced our zine on Art, Design, and Gentrification that looks at how we can resist the ways gentrification often uses art and design to push marginalized communities out of their neighbourhoods.

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March 1st, 2019

[A Labour of Love] Maya Roy

In this issue, we speak with Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Canada and former Executive Director of Newcomer Women's Services Toronto. Over the years, we've had the pleasure of collaborating with Maya on many projects around gendered violence, migration, empowerment, and capacity building, and we look forward to another ten years of working together!

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