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Jamii

Jamii

Jamii (Swahili for “community”) is an arts organization with the intent of building community and nurturing young women in leadership.

By creating shared memorable arts-based experiences, Jamii is on a mission to bring Esplanadians closer together to form greater social cohesion and bonded community. Since 2011, Jamii has produced over 200+ events, engaged more than 1000 people in creative processes, worked with over 200 artists, and reached 20,000+ audience members and 30,000+ exhibit viewers. Jamii receives the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.

VIDEOS

  • A short tour of Jamii's outdoor photo exhibit from December 2021: WIsdoM ripples. This outdoor exhibit features the work of the three Toronto-based powerful photographers Roya DelSol, Brianna Roye, Zahrah Siddiqui, and is curated by 9 young women of The Esplanade community. Together, and as a way to leap into next year, photographers and curators explored Jamii’s 2022 season theme: WATER IS MEMORY.

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