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Collective Action! March Break Camp

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

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This March Break, inspired by the centennial commemoration of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919,  WAHC campers will explore ideas of collectivism, solidarity and de-colonial leadership through a series of fun workshops from flash mob dancing, film creating, DIY zine making and more. The collaborative works created by the campers will be exhibited in a children’s art exhibition Collective Action! in our Community Gallery.


Monday, March 11      Stronger Together: Theatre Games with Karen Ancheta

Guest actor and art educator, Karen Ancheta, will kick off our March Break camp with a rich program exploring ideas of collectivism and collective power through theatre improv, movement, voice, and games!


Tuesday, March 12     Solidarity Through Print with Becky Katz and The People’s Publication! with Sonali Menezes

This jam packed day will include two explorations of how independent print media had played an important role in the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 as a means to unite general strikes of solidarity across Canada. Becky Katz will lead print making of bunting flags and posters and Sonali Menezes will lead a zine-making program inspired by the graphic novel 1919 a graphic history of the Winnipeg General Strike.


Wednesday, March 13th       Rise Up! The Winnipeg General Strike in Film and Song with Treasa Levasseur

Through film, character, song and theatre games, musician and art educator Treasa Levasseur, will facilitate campers to co-create a film and song capturing the action-packed events that took place during the Winnipeg General Strike. A piece of this final work will be exhibited in the community gallery Collective Action!


Thursday, March 14     Strike Signs: Collaborative Drawings with Richard Rivera

Inspired by the historical events and images of the Winnipeg General Strike, campers will experience their collective power through interactive and cooperative approaches to drawing and arranging large scale collaborative images with guest art educator, Richard Rivera. Campers will select and install the final piece for their gallery exhibition Collective Action!


Friday, March 15    Collective Circle: Knowledge Sharing Indigenous Practices of Leadership with Jasmin Glaw and Movement for the Masses!  with Josh Taylor

Special guest facilitator Jasmin Glaw, will lead campers to create a collective visual piece using found natural materials while discussing Indigenous approaches to collective leadership and the importance of women and circle as it relates to histories of colonial resistance. Special guest facilitator, Josh Taylor of Defining Movement Dance, to learn a flash mob collective choreography to perform for the opening reception of Collective Action!


OPENING RECEPTION for Collective Action! Exhibition

Parents, family and friends, please join us for a post-camp celebration of the children’s March Break art exhibition Collective Action! on the last day, Friday, March 15 from 3:30-5 pm with snacks and pizza!


For children ages 7-11, pre-registration is required. Admission for each day of camp is $20, and $100 for the entire week. Sign up for as many or as few days as you like! Subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. A wholesome lunch and nut-free snacks throughout the day are included as part of each camp day. Registration ends March 5th at noon.

For more information or to register, download and fill out a registration form (doc format) or contact Hitoko Okada, Interim Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or hitoko@wahc-museum.ca.

March Break camp at WAHC is made possible through the generous support of the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to SAT > 10am—4pm