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The Sisters Project: Photography as a Tool for Social Change


The Sisters Project: Photography as a Tool for Social Change

Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 07:00PM
Price: $20, $18 Friends and $12 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk)

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Join us for an inspiring talk from Egyptian-Canadian photographer Alia Youssef, whose recent photography series, The Sisters Project, is shattering stereotypes of what it means to be a Muslim woman.


Frustrated by the media’s limited representations, and in light of the growing number of crimes against Muslim women, Youssef has made it her mission to show the reality that Canadian Muslim women are not only diverse, but also empowered, engaged, and inspirational figures.


In this Changemakers Talk, Youssef will share how her acclaimed project came to fruition and grew to become an empowering space of inclusion and belonging for all self-identifying Muslim women to embrace their unique identities.


Our Changemakers Talk Series delves into the critical conversations of our times, and this season showcases four exceptional women forging new paths in art and activism around the world.



Alia Youssef is an Egyptian-Canadian artist whose work focuses on telling underrepresented stories through photography, video, and text. Her photography and video have been exhibited across the country in group and solo shows, and has been published widely including in the Globe and Mail, CBC, Buzzfeed, VICE, and Refinery29. Her long-term series, The Sisters Project, led her to work on the 2017 Muslim Girl and Getty Images collaboration in New York City, a project that intended to flood the web with positive images of Muslim women. Youssef is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University.


Changemakers Talk Series

May – June 2019

Igniting Agency with Dr. Lauryn Oates

May 2, 2019, 7 pm

Building Narratives, One Photo at a Time with Kiana Hayeri

May 9, 2019, 1 pm

Performative Preservation with Dr. Azra Akšamija

May 14, 2019, 7 pm

Finding Ourselves in Our Clothes with Meera Sethi

June 13, 2019, 7 pm


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