Ryerson holds screening of ‘The Stairs’

(By: Emma Buchanan) A documentary about the complex lives of sex workers and drug users in Toronto was shown in the image arts building last week (Nov. 13.) The Stairs screened at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Hugh Gibson, and two of the film’s subjects. The award-winning film, which premiered at TIFF last year, featured the different faces of Toronto’s … Continue reading Ryerson holds screening of ‘The Stairs’

Free speech discussed during social justice week at Ryerson

(By: Emma Sandri) Free speech is silencing the voices of marginalized groups in society, a two-spirited Indigenous artist said at Ryerson Oct. 25. “Academic institutions have failed us,” said Raven Davis. “They’ve fed us only certain narratives. So it’s up to us to take on a large part of our education.” Davis, whose work spans several art forms, was part of a social justice week … Continue reading Free speech discussed during social justice week at Ryerson