Based by two college students from Brampton, Keep Woke is a company that focuses on the intersection of social points and inventive mediums.
August 15, 2021 (2 Minute Learn)
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By Kuwarjeet Singh Arora, Contributing Editor at Bramptonist
Maliha Bhutta-Khan and Bianca Modi each co-founded Keep Woke in Grade 11 from a shared ardour for social justice they usually discovered creativity to be a strong medium of advocacy. Therefore, they created this platform for empowering youth on the intersection of creativity and social justice.
Their mission is to develop a neighborhood of youth who really feel empowered to advocate, study, and on the identical time discover social points whereas growing their artistic braveness within the course of.
They have been ready to hook up with Brampton Metropolis Councillors, Brampton-based youth organizations, and different metropolis assets to determine themselves throughout the neighborhood and develop socially as a company. “Keep Woke challenges me to conceptualize social points by means of artistic and significant considering to higher join and advocate. Because it pushes me exterior of my consolation zone, the place I’m all the time rising as an advocate chief,” stated Maliha, Co-Founding father of Keep Woke and third-year Kinesiology scholar at McMaster.
Amplifying Youth Voices
The group encourages a tradition of social consciousness by means of creativity as a way to amplify youth voices and construct a neighborhood of progressive youth change-makers.
Bianca, Co-Founding father of Keep Woke and third-year Well being Sciences scholar at McMaster says, “As this group continues to increase, I proceed to obtain the privilege of assembly extremely artistic, passionate, and highly effective youth who additional increase my views.”
They cowl all subjects associated to social justice and social points. Their bi-weekly “Keep Woke Sunday” posts work to tell and educate youth about numerous points from a vital and intersectional lens.
Keep Woke’s youth analysis workforce works exhausting to curate content material that encourages vital considering when tackling a social justice-related subject.
Pop-up occasions and Initiatives
Inside their particular initiatives, Keep Woke focuses on a wide range of points on a worldwide, native and private degree. The group lately held a Pop-Up occasion on the Ink’D Loft, which gathered 50 youth from throughout the GTA. The evening consisted of artistic performances, adopted by numerous actions and dialogue circles to permit youth to socialize and join in a significant manner.
Some highlights embrace performances from youth-related to private psychological well being struggles, navigating identification, the Palestinian genocide, and a particular musical duo to finish the evening. They have been in a position to maintain this extremely profitable occasion solely because of their volunteer workforce who labored day and evening for a month, in addition to their neighborhood sponsors who believed of their work.
Keep Woke has a workforce of 10 executives, 35 volunteers, and over 40 ambassadors throughout the GTA. They recruit new volunteers yearly round April-June! Another initiatives they set up embrace Framed by Keep Wok, Keep Conscious by Keep Woke, Get Out Of My Head: Podcast, Signature open-mic + gallery occasion, and Sessional Pop-Up occasions.
They’re internet hosting their subsequent pop-up occasion on August 28, 2021. Comply with them on @staywokeevent on Instagram for performer software and ticket buy info.
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