Proper 2SLGBTQ+ & Indigenous representation is still sorely lacking in our schools. Let’s stop the cycle of performative gestures and offer real support to Queer and Indigenous artists.
We will be advocating for the commissioning of local artists to make posters for the OCDSB and schools, for a more diverse representation of artists and designers, including members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
The Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ Posters Project is a project that will push the OCDSB to commission Indigenous and/or Queer artists to create posters with strong messages about their identity. These pieces of art will replace some of the current posters, which many students believe are performative and offer little representation. The artists WILL BE paid, giving them an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
Interested in helping out? Contact us via Discord and join the Indigenous and Queer Art Project group!