Performed Ethnography, HIV/AIDS & Aboriginal Youth
The University of Toronto, Sidney Smith, Room 1078 – 100 St. George Street:
Sept 23rd, 1:30-3:00
June Larkin, New College, University of Toronto
Tiffany Nelson, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Christine Smillie, Ontario Institute for Studies In Education
The Youth Warriors, Native and Family Services of Toronto
In this presentation we present an innovative knowledge dissemination strategy for research on HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal youth. In partnership with Native Child and Family Services a group of Aboriginal youth, “The Youth Warriors”, worked with Aboriginal actor, Herbie Barnes, to turn data collected in a study on HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal youth into scripts and discussion questions for HIV/AIDS education. The youth also produced photographs and collages to complement their performance pieces. We will discuss the process of developing the arts-based education strategy and the value of this approach for HIV prevention. The presentation will include samples of the youth performances and artistic productions.
June Larkin is Senior Lecturer and Vice Principal of New College and coordinator of the Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP) Project, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto (UofT). For more information on GAAP, see: www.utgaap.info
Tiffany Nelson is a Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. She was also a panel member at the Young Leaders' Forum for the Canadian Centre for Diversity, UofT.
Christine Smillie-Adjarkwa is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies In Education, UofT.
Christine is the Research Coordinator for the Performed Ethnography, HIV/AIDS & Aboriginal Youth Project.
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