Exploring the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy

[EVENT] Salute to the Soldiers of Love: A Day for the Ride-or-Die

On Saturday, May 2nd, The Ride or Die Project in partnership with Piece of Mine Festival, York United Black Students Alliance and Nia Centre for the Arts is putting on a event that Salutes the Soldiers of Love. This day is dedicated to those who constantly ride for others and for this day we want you to focus on riding for yourself – putting yourself first and central. So we have put together a day that will help you do that culminating in a reading of the play that started The Ride or Die Project: Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris.

We want you to dance, to breathe, to reflect, to create, to heal, to laugh and to be inspired. All workshops will take place at Nia Centre for the Arts and the film screening* and play reading will take place at Oakwood Library Theatre.

The workshops on this day are free for anyone who has ever shared their story with The Ride or Die Project or volunteered their time to support the movement. For all other folks, it is pay what you can (PWYC) for each workshop. The money will go directly to the facilitators who are all volunteering their time.  Unfortunately there is a cost associated with the play reading, but this is simply because we have to pay the actors, director and writer.  Apologies, but we hope that you can still come 🙂

*Note: the film screening is being put on by our partner for this event, The Piece of Mine Festival.

SCHEDULE


10am-11am

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Yoga with Nisha Ahuja

Location: Nia Centre for the Arts

Cost: PWYC


 11am-12:30pm

10993_10102376465910550_7181739852721208831_nRelease + Refresh: Writing and Self Care Board Creation Session with Paulina O’Kieffe

Location: Nia Centre for the Arts

Cost: PWYC

 


12:30pm-1:30pm

ladynoyz4Hip Hop Dance with Lady Noyz

Location: Nia Centre for the Arts

Cost: PWYC

 


1:30pm-3:30pm

clarissaClearing Energetic Blocks and Past Failures with Clarissa Chandler

Location: Nia Centre for the Arts

Cost: PWYC


 5:30pm-6:30pm

chevyFilm: From Slaveships to Relationships

Location: Oakwood Public Library

Cost: $15 General Admission (includes the play reading)


 7pm-8:30pm

_osotg-pomf_flyer05_02Play Reading: Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris

Location: Oakwood Public Library Theatre

Cost: $15 General Admission (includes the film screening)

 

 

LOCATIONS

Nia Centre for the Arts: 524 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON (closest major intersection: Oakwood and Vaughan)

Oakwood Public Library Theatre: 341 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON (closest major intersection: Oakwood and Rogers)


To register for the workshops, please e-mail therideordieproject@gmail.com with the name of the workshop(s) that you would like to attend or let us know if you would like to join us for the entire day.

This event is brought to you by The Ride or Die Project, The Piece of Mine Festival, York University Black Students Alliance (YUBSA), and Nia Centre for the Arts. Much thanks to the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council for their generous support of Other Side of the Game.

**Feature image art work by Quentin Vercetty

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