young indigenous women's utopia
NETWORKS 4 CHANGE | MCGILL UNIVERSITY | YORK UNIVERSITY
"This book is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to the violence that young girls and women in Treaty Six and Traditional Metis Territory face every day. The violence that happens against our land and bodies...Young Indigenous Women's Utopia represents our stories and our vision for a world where women and girls can be liberated and living our best life, whatever we choose to be. Our Utopia welcomes, boys, men, two-spirited, transgender, and queer folk."
- Young Indigenous Women's Utopia
Encore Graphics worked one-on-one with the youth of Young Indigenous Women's Utopia to create and design their book and logo through a series of workshops and creative sessions. We continue to work closely with the Young Indigenous Women's Utopia, including raising funds for them with our "No More Stolen Sisters" merchandise and designing buttons for the youth.
MORE THAN WORDS
More Than Words is a 4-year project (2019-2023) funded by Women and Gender Equality, as part of a national $50 million Gender-Based Violence program Promising Practices to Support Survivors and their Families. More than Words seeks to investigate and learn from the use of Indigenous-focused youth-led survivor engagement through the arts, looking at impacts on the producers themselves (young people) and on their families and communities in relation to their experiences of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The title of the project has multiple meanings. First of all, it is meant to symbolize action and not just words. But it also refers to the significance of images and art (and not just words) as critical entry points to reflection and meaning-making.
To learn more, visit More Than Words - McGill
Encore Graphics created the logo for More than Words, as well as designing 'A Toolkit on Creative Approaches to Studying Change: Looking Back and Determining the Path Ahead'.
You can view the full toolkit here.