Next Up Ottawa is part of a national network of leadership programs providing youth with the mentorship, training, inspiration, and connections they need to become embedded in progressive movements across Canada. Join us December 3rd to help us make sure this program continues in our community! Snacks and drinks will be served.
*We welcome and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities and groups bring, and encourage Indigenous peoples, people of colour, women, queer and/or trans people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and all others who face systemic discrimination to join us.*
We'll be serenaded by community poets and musicians, including:
Haneen "Freedom Writer" Al-Hassoun: 18. Palestinian. Spoken Word artist. Uses her art to spread peace and justice, God willing. Haneen is also a member of Next Up's current cohort.
Radiyah Chowdhury: Radiyah is a spoken word poet and aspiring journalist from Toronto. She is finishing a journalism degree at Carleton University with a double minor in law and African studies.
Khaleefa Hamdan (aka Apollo the Child): Khaleefa is an Ottawa-based slam poet and rapper. He was a member of the 2012 Urban Legends Poetry Slam team, is one third of the hip-hop group Poetic E.R.A., and hosts the Home Invasion Show on CKCU 93.1 FM.
--- & more! Stay tuned.
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December 03, 2015 at 7pm - 10pm
Faith House Ottawa (wheelchair accessible entrance in the back)
18 Blackburn Ave
On unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin land.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8A3
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Omar El Sharkawy
Jesse William Walker
Lo Janelle Leibham