On October 20, 2012 Diasporic Genius celebrated its first Harvest Festival in the Creativity Centre in Thorncliffe Park. This unique festival celebrated the cultural and personal experiences of a stunningly diverse array of residents through the creation and sharing of food, music, arts and storytelling!

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R.V. Burgess Park

On October 18, 2012 By

Hope to see you there!

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Jennifer Keesmaat, City of Toronto’s new chief planner, writes about our cities in the Globe and Mail

While some may argue that the issues Toronto faces as a city are insurmountable, and therefore planning is an impossible task, I believe this is the best possible moment, both locally and nationally, to engage in [...]

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In September, 2011, after  many months of planning, development, ally building and seed fund-raising, Diasporic Genius launched into the world!

Since that time we have made significant strides forward in all of our program areas. This is a report on the highlights of our first 10 months’ work. The Fall of last year focused on [...]

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On June 8, 2012 Diasporic Genius joined Thorncliffe Park’s Annual Neighbours Night Out/Open Streets Festival. Our main event featured the painting of a large, beautiful canvas painted by community members that reflected the history, experience of residents, and future of Thorncliffe Park. Coordinated by Toronto professional muralist, Maureen Walton,  residents were invited to shape the eventual [...]

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Diasporic Genius joined Thorncliffe Park’s Annual Neighbour’s Night Out / Open Streets Festival Sunday July 8, 2012 adding a creative touch of the arts to the community’s event, known for its food, vendors, music, and family friendly evening.

Focusing on creating a creative community in Thorncliffe Park, presented participative events including arts and [...]

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Festival of Story

On June 7, 2012 By

 

On Saturday June 2, Diasporic Genius celebrated the first annual Thorncliffe Park “Festival of Story”.

The Festival of Story was a community celebration grounded in the personal stories of local residents. The program at R.V. Burgess Park included story circles, traditional storytelling, craftmaking for all ages, a community parade  and a live band with live performances with [...]

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As I was sitting in the office, working away here at Diasporic Genius, something occurred to me, it was my last day here at DG in an official capacity and my internship was coming to an end.  So, it seemed fitting that I write a blog post reflecting on my experience working here.

First and [...]

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