Youth with Refugee Experience Explore Social Justice through Photography in Halifax, Nova Scotia
This project was a collaboration between the CYRRC, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), and Youth Art Connection (YAC). Ten youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with refugee experience participated in workshops to explore concepts of social justice and activism. They also learned photography skills and how to use photography to represent issues of concern. On September 22nd, 2018, participants presented their work at a public forum held at the Art Gallery of NS. They were joined by youth from New Brunswick and Montreal. Over 80 people attended the event.