The ADLC/VV Going Global Art Club is a dedicated time and space where you can log-in from anywhere on the scheduled dates (every second Wednesday from 3:45-4:45) – as long as you have access to a device with Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone), and join our Mentor, Anton Iorga (who is a hip-hop/slam poetry artist, among other amazing roles – see his mini auto biography below), as well as with other students, to discuss how art (of any type) can be used to change the world (i.e. social justice themes), as well share and discuss one’s own artworks (visual art, music, poetry, etc.) with the fellow club participants.
The Art Club is meant to be student-driven and thus it will evolve organically in the direction that the participants want to take it! And you may attend as little or as much as your schedule permits.
If you are interested in participating in the ADLC Art Club, please kindly fill out the following survey. Interested students will then be contacted when the first meeting will be held and also be provided with the respective log-in information:
Autobiography of the Art Club Mentor:
My name is Anton Iorga, I am an MLCS PhD student working on Diasporic Indigenous Hip-Hop & Storytelling (and I taught a Graffiti course at the University of Alberta). I am also a hip-hop/slam poetry artist and have been for over 20 years now. I manage my own record label, and am very involved in numerous activist projects including Amnesty International, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights, Plan Canada & a number of my own collectives. I have started or am a part of the aim to fight injustices & intolerance across the world. Please see the below links to some of the music I've done to give you an idea of what I touch upon. I have also given numerous guest lectures and conferences on various related themes as well as many performances across Canada & elsewhere. I have also started a collective called Mutant Akademy which involves helping and mentoring misunderstood youths labeled as mentally ill, as misfits or rejects because of various reasons, teaching them to channel their artistic & creative abilities and accepting themselves as uniquely gifted rather than ill or incapable socially or academically speaking.