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STYLL curated by Alyssa FearonThe Filibuster, 2018

Mahlikah Awe:ri, 2018
Photo: Red Works Photography

Mahlikah Awe:ri - Scarborough, Canada
David Delisca - Scarborough/Canada, Port-au-Prince/Haiti
Timothy Yanick Hunter - Scarborough, Canada
Judi Lopez - Toronto, Canada
Diana Reyes - Toronto, Canada
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone - North Bay, Canada

This year’s municipal election takes place shortly after the Nuit Blanche event. In the weeks leading up to the election, the Scarborough Civic Centre will become a hotbed of activity as politicians and policymakers debate issues affecting the community.

This project draws inspiration from a filibuster: a political procedure where legislators speak at length so as to delay or prevent a decision being made on a given proposal. Working with a series of artists with roots in Scarborough, who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of colour, The Filibuster will offer viewers a chance to witness Scarborough’s creatives present their version of obstructing “business as usual.”

Through live-performances of poetry, drumming, contemporary dance, singing and performance art, The Filibuster, flips the script on who holds space and power in this government building.

7 - 9 pm: Mahlikah Awe:ri, Scarborough, Canada (poet)

9 - 11 pm: David Delisca, Scarborough, Canada and Port-au-Prince, Haiti (spoken word artist)

11 pm - 12:45 am: Timothy Yanick Hunter, Scarborough, Canada (multi-disciplinary artist)

1 - 3 am: Diana "Fly Lady Di" Reyes, Toronto, Canada (multi-disciplinary artist and dancer)

3 - 5 am: Judi Lopez, Toronto, Canada (dancer)

5 - 7 am: Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, North Bay, Canada (singer)

Mahlikah Awe:ri is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi'kmaw poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator and performance artist.

David Delisca is a spoken-word artist, poet, actor and comedian.

Diana "Fly Lady Di" Reyes is a multidisciplinary artist and dancer.

Timothy Yanick Hunter is a multidisciplinary artist interested in visual arts as language.

Judi Lopez is founder of KeepRockinYou, an artist-based collective aiming to empower young women.

Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone is an Anishinaabekwe singer, songwriter, storyteller, artist and activist.

With assistance from
TD Bank
The Ready Commitment



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Scarborough Civic Centre (Rotunda)

150 Borough Drive

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.