Toronto's future citybuilders: potential for division, potential for togetherness
Romi Levine of U of T News catches up with Erin, University of Toronto alumna, as part of an ongoing series featuring Toronto's next generation of city-builders, to chat about Stories of Ours and Shape My City.
“We’re using stories and art to challenge dominant narratives, challenge what status quo stories are, challenge single-narrative stories and work with people to empower them to use their voice to either heal, heal others or advocate – everyone has their own reason,” says Kang.
It's the grassroots mobilization that Torontonians are getting really good at, says Kang.
“Because we have such a diverse population, there's real potential for us to be very strong allies across everything – across movements, sectors. I think we're getting there,” she says.
"When you see, for instance, the overlaps between movements like Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, Pride – the conversations they’re stimulating are challenging and divisive, but wherever there's potential for division, there's potential for togetherness."