December 3, 2012
There is No Honour in Violence Young South Asian Women Launch Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project Comic Book
Six young South Asian women will unveil their comic book, Heartbeats: The Izzat Project, sharing their stories and challenging how “izzat” or “honour” has been used to rationalize violence against them.
A project of the Pomegranate Tree Group, and launched in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Council, the comic book is a love letter to the young women’s communities and a bold declaration that their bodies belong to them, not to patriarchs, the media or governments.
The launch party for Heartbeats: The Izzat Project will include:
- A hands-on Illustration workshop with Selena Wong & IZZAT Collective
- Visual art, dance, theatre, and poetry by South Asian women, including Kumari, Aisha & Fatima, N. Gitanjali Lena, LAL, and Somya Singh
- A theatre performance of The Besetting of Reena Virk by Subtle Vigilance Collective
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
- “Izzat” is a Hindi and Urdu word referring to the honour or reputation of a person, family or institution.
- Part of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.
- With support from ArtReach Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Pomegranate Tree Group, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto.
About Pomegranate Tree Group Pomegranate Tree Group (PTG) is a Toronto-based organization that supports diverse communities through research, education and creative projects. Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project is Pomegranate Tree Group’s first project. Contact Farrah Khan 647-388-6900 firstname.lastname@example.org