The National Magazine Award-winning This Magazine is hosting a launch event on Wednesday, January 28 for its new Social Justice All-Stars issue, featuring three speakers whose work is profiled in the magazine.
Sheila Sampath, editorial and art director of Shameless, will be one of the speakers, along with with writer, performance artist and filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah, auteur of the short film Shadeism. Joining them is Farrah Khan, a nationally recognized public speaker and educator on violence against women including forced marriage and “honour related violence.”
About This Magazine’s Social Justice All-Stars issue (January/February 2015):
This special issue highlights 30 Canadians who are everyday superheroes working to make the world a better place. From fighting for feminism, LGBTQ rights, and better mental health services to fighting against racism, discrimination and harmful stereotypes, these inspiring social justice all-stars are changing the world.
The event is January 28 at The Supermarket in Toronto, at 7:30pm. More info on the Facebook page.
This Magazine in the NMA archive:
“Clusterf*ck” by Catherine McIntyre, Gold Medal, Best New Magazine Writer, 2013.
“In the Shadow of the Oilsands” by Ian Willms, Gold Medal, Photojournalism & Photo Essay, 2011.
“Let’s Get It On” by Graham Roumieu, Silver Medal, Spot Illustration, 2009.