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Youth Racial Justice Hub - Using Art to Address Racism


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Youth Racial Justice Hub - Using Art to Address Racism
Youth Racial Justice Hub - Using Art to Address Racism

Time & Location

May 14, 2023, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Toronto, 45 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3Y2, Canada


About the Event

Our  community Art event is happening on Sunday, May 14th at Canoe Landing Community Centre, 45 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, 

About the event

The Youth racial Justice Hub focuses on prioritizing youth voices and addressing experiences with racism, while conducting projects related to advocacy for their human rights. Organized by Equitas ( and the Black Creek Youth Inititiative. 

Some youth from RJH would be sharing their Community Action Projects:


There will be a Live DJ and some special prizes and giveaways! 

We look forward to welcoming you to the space!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:


1 (647) 706 2924

Opening Speaker 

Stephen Mensah

Stephen also serves as the Executive Director for the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the city of Toronto’s official youth advisory body. Witnessing firsthand how marginalized groups experience systemic and social barriers, Stephen is committed to being an advocate for change.

Stephen Mensah was born and raised in York South-Weston and has been an active member of the community. He is a Ryerson University student currently taking a double major in Criminology and Politics & Governance.


1. Bugatti Bonsu

Toronto, ON – Ghanaian Canadian recording artist, songwriter and entrepreneur Bugatti Bonsu began his musical journey following the passing of his brother. Bugatti had a passion for music his whole and even began writing songs at the young age of 10 years old. However, fear kept him from turning his dream of making music into a reality. It was the death of his brother that gave him the courage to move forward. This inspired his debut 2016 EP titled “No Fear” and his debut clothing brand “No Fear Movement”. Bugatti’s “No Fear Movement” clothing brand which was initially promo for his EP started to see much success and was even a part of its first fashion show “Off The Runway” in early 2018 in Toronto.

Bugatti Bonsu introduced the world to his new Afro-Pop sound in 2019 with his hit single Dolled Up which he worked on very closely with his producer/engineer Tony Range. The video for the hit single premiered on GRM-DAILY; the biggest urban YouTube channel in the UK with millions of subscribers. The video was also shot by UK video director Flash Johnson who then shared on social media that since pushing his London x Canada crossover, Bugatti is only the second Canadian act who he has worked with to have their video featured on the UK platform.

2. Jbwai

Michael Baiye who is better known by his stage name “Jbwai” is a Cameroonian musician, singer, performer songwriter, record producer, born on September 28th, Kumba, a prominent town in the southwest region of English speaking Cameroon, the town is known for his vibrant business and entertainment atmosphere, the town is popularly known in Cameroon as K TOWN Jbwai is presently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, made his first venture into music when he was 24, he has released several singles such as Come Close featuring Tropicoboy and Tyke, ONA feat Tropicoboy, Holiday (single) and Imani and has been part of mega-concerts for top Afrobeats artists from Africa. He's also worked on a collaborative project with Cameroonian popular rapper Ko-c on Busy Body Remix while also working on another project with Nigerian star girl Waje, in his debut EP title Certified which will be announced soon after his first single Gbas Gbos out of the said EP to be released. His music is influenced by classic Afro-beat vibes, but it also has a more unique feel, embracing a wide range of modern influences, allowing his sound to hit with a mercurial twist.

3. Raqeebah – Eva’s Initiative

Raqeebah is an emerging youth leader with a deep passion for advocacy and creating safe and inclusive conditions for newcomers, refugee and marginalized youth.

4. Emm

Emmanuel Onogbeye evi who is better known by his stage name, EMMM is a Nigerian born, Canadian-based songwriter and recording artist and a member of the Black Creek Youth Initiative and Racial Justice Hub in Toronto.

Music started at a very tender age for Emmm, instilling a love and passion for the art. Since arriving Canada in Jan 2017, he has used his art as a tool for social change, addressing important issues such as social justice, mental health, immigrant experiences while spreading love and promoting positive change

Emm uses art as a medium to tel his story, and to be heard.

He decided to pursue music professionally, although versatile on any beat, but would categorize himself as a Rhythm Blues/Soul and Afrobeats artist.

5. Triza – Poet, writer

Triza Soipei is a young and talented poet based in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Kenya and of Maasai heritage, Triza brings a unique perspective to her poetry, exploring themes of identity, culture, and social justice. Her work is both inspiring and thought-provoking, capturing the struggles and triumphs of marginalized communities. Triza has performed at various poetry events and festivals in Toronto and has received widespread acclaim for her powerful performances. With a growing following and a passion for using poetry as a tool for social change, Triza is quickly establishing herself as a rising star in the Canadian poetry scene.

6. ShakKoi

Shakkoi is the CEO of Need Some Koi Inc. - a creative business that specialises in encouraging the use of self expression through art facilitation (Floetry Fitness). She is a poet, dance instructor & two time author. Her voice and expression has graced the stages of Afro Fest, Toronto Black Film Fest, Breakfast Television, Global News, Nia Centre for the Arts, Vibe 105 FM, The Virtuosity of Blackness, Pickering's Art Fest and was a keynote speaker for the University of Toronto, to name a few of her accomplishments. Shakkoi's unique, raw and powerful presence encourages many to "Release their Doubts & Step Out!". With plenty of experiences to share, there is no doubt that everyone needs some Koi in their lives!

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