In this episode, we feature excerpts from a webinar from the Educating for Justice through Peace series which was broadcast on Zoom on January 31, 2021. You'll hear from Kathrin Winkler introducing four speakers who use art as part of their activism for peace and nonviolence:
Janmejay Singh is one of the participants in the Jai Jagat march. He has worked with cinema, fiction and documentary, as director-editor and occasionally cinematographer for a variety of projects in India.
Sigrid Roman is a doctoral candidate in education at the University of Toronto. Her principal teaching and research area concentrates on education and political violence and conflicts, intervention, prevention and social change. Sigrid is also a visual artist whose work explores and examines the embodiment and shifting perceptions of peace, violence and human connection.
Alejandra Barahona, known as Bara, is an active artist, illustrator and educator from Guatemala. She specializes in characters inspired by her daily life and paints subjects that address questions regarding social interests, philosophy and human behaviour. Bara is the founder of El Nido Art Studio, exhibiting her work around the globe and has an amazing number of followers on Facebook. Her workshops focus on women’s empowerment through art.
Sakura Saunders is a member of World BEYOND War’s board, an environmental justice organizer, Indigenous solidarity activist, arts educator and media producer. She is a cofounder of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and a member of the Beehive Design Collective. She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq resisting Alton Gas. She is also a board member of the Halifax Workers Action Centre and volunteers at the community arts space, RadStorm.