A youth empowerment organization is partnering with the Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT) to host an open mic night for all ages.
416 meets 905 is being held Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 1015 Bayly Street in Pickering.
RISE Edutainment is hosting the event. The group aims to “empower BIPOC youth in the Greater Toronto Area to create meaningful art rooted in self-knowledge and self-expression.”
The PABRT is a committee of Pickering council appointees who work with community partners to identify barriers experienced by people and find opportunities to “enhance the shared experience and opportunities afforded to Black residents.”
Performers from across the region are invited to sign up for singing, spoken word, rap and dance.
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“We believe art has the power to transform the lives of many youth we often see lost to the system and its streets,” reads a statement by RISE.
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