The Town of Ajax is encouraging you to check out a trio of pop-up art exhibits this September, as part of the ‘Ajax For All’ campaign.
‘Ajax For All’ is a collaboration with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). It is aimed at fostering education and engagement about diversity and inclusion efforts.
- The first pop-up will be held at the McLean Community Centre on September 12, with the theme of ‘Anti-Islamophobia and Community.’
- The second pop-up will be held at the Audley Recreation Centre on September 13, with the theme of ‘Black Lives Matter and Entertainment.’
- The final pop-up will be held at Rotary Park on September 14, with the theme of ‘Missing Indigenous Women.’
“The recent installation of the art exhibits displayed throughout the town are excellent opportunities for the community to raise awareness and learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion,” noted Mayor Shaun Collier. “All three of the art exhibits have different meanings and inspirations behind the pieces, and all are meant to encourage conversations that promote further growth and understanding. The Diversity X Change pop-up exhibits are an excellent chance to get to know the artists behind the installations and learn more about each theme represented by the artists through their work.”
“I encourage all Ajacians to visit the incredible artwork installations currently on display,” said Natasha Sharma, the town’s Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator. “These thought-provoking exhibits serve a greater purpose, raising awareness on important diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. By educating through art, we can foster community engagement and create a more inclusive society. The artists behind these works have created something truly impactful, sparking essential conversations that encourage personal growth and understanding. Stop by the Diversity X Change Pop-up Exhibits to learn more about the artists and the story behind their creativity process.”