BLACK WOMEN FILM! 2016 admin TEAM

Ella Cooper Founder of Black Women Film! Ella is an award winning filmmaker, impact producer and multimedia artist. She is also an experienced creative facilitator, arts educator, community programmer and consultant who has worked in Canada's arts and culture sector for over 15 years.  Ella has receives continued project support from both the Canada and Ontario arts councils and has been presented in galleries, public spaces and film festivals around Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary as well as on the CBC and Bell Fibe TV1. Ella has a Masters of Media Arts Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media and extensive training in creative facilitation and yoga. She has created a multitude of empowering, holistic and creative community centred programs for diverse groups across Canada, the United States and South Africa.  She is currently developing a series called Dance for Life, that will air on Fibe TV this spring.


Ella Cooper
Founder of Black Women Film!

Ella is an award winning filmmaker, impact producer and multimedia artist. She is also an experienced creative facilitator, arts educator, community programmer and consultant who has worked in Canada's arts and culture sector for over 15 years. 

Ella has receives continued project support from both the Canada and Ontario arts councils and has been presented in galleries, public spaces and film festivals around Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary as well as on the CBC and Bell Fibe TV1.

Ella has a Masters of Media Arts Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media and extensive training in creative facilitation and yoga. She has created a multitude of empowering, holistic and creative community centred programs for diverse groups across Canada, the United States and South Africa. 

She is currently developing a series called Dance for Life, that will air on Fibe TV this spring.

 
Letecia Rose BWF! Partner and Operations Manager at Nia Letecia Rose is a youth advocate passionate about empowering youth to become the leaders of their communities. From her experience in community theatre, she uses anti-oppression and popular education techniques to engage the diverse audiences that she works with. Working the area of equity and diversity, community engagement, and social justice for over seven years as a volunteer, program coordinator, and educational director, Letecia aims to create inclusive, youth-centered learning communities where youth can discover hidden potential, advance their leadership capabilities and foster a passion for the arts.


Letecia Rose
BWF! Partner and Operations Manager at Nia

Letecia Rose is a youth advocate passionate about empowering youth to become the leaders of their communities. From her experience in community theatre, she uses anti-oppression and popular education techniques to engage the diverse audiences that she works with. Working the area of equity and diversity, community engagement, and social justice for over seven years as a volunteer, program coordinator, and educational director, Letecia aims to create inclusive, youth-centered learning communities where youth can discover hidden potential, advance their leadership capabilities and foster a passion for the arts.

Brigid Tierney BWF! Partner and Youth Engagement Coordinator at TIFF Originally from Montreal, Brigid Tierney now lives in Toronto and works full time at TIFF as the senior coordinator of youth engagement.  She likes to create symbiotic exchange between young people and arts institutions, to ensure programming stays accessible, dynamic and engaging.  During her undergrad, Brigid had the opportunity to live all over the world and see the power of art to create change.  A  graduate degree in Cultural Studies and Communications from York and Ryerson universities brought her to Toronto where she continued her research at this intersection and worked as a creative facilitator and organizer for numerous community arts organizations (ongoing...!).  Today, she continues on this path daily, working with young people and communities across Toronto using the arts expand the realm of the possible and share stories through film.


Brigid Tierney
BWF! Partner and Youth Engagement Coordinator at TIFF

Originally from Montreal, Brigid Tierney now lives in Toronto and works full time at TIFF as the senior coordinator of youth engagement.  She likes to create symbiotic exchange between young people and arts institutions, to ensure programming stays accessible, dynamic and engaging.  During her undergrad, Brigid had the opportunity to live all over the world and see the power of art to create change.  A  graduate degree in Cultural Studies and Communications from York and Ryerson universities brought her to Toronto where she continued her research at this intersection and worked as a creative facilitator and organizer for numerous community arts organizations (ongoing...!).  Today, she continues on this path daily, working with young people and communities across Toronto using the arts expand the realm of the possible and share stories through film.

Anique J Jordan Outreach and Program Coordinator at Black Women Film! As an artist, Anique’s work employs photography, performance, poetry and installation to draw attention to the body as a sight of political resistance and futuristic imagining. She actively seeks new ways of knowledge production that warp and disrupt colonial histories. Her current work looks at themes of arrivals and survival of black women and the use of cultural production in these gravely intimate, yet global journeys. Her art creation processes are guided by the questions: What stories do we tell that go unchallenged? And in how many ways can we know a thing? And led by an urgency to understand survival beyond a material perspective. Anique’s work has been featured in news outlets across Toronto and has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery 44, Crossroads Artspace and Watah Gallery.


Anique J Jordan
Outreach and Program Coordinator at
Black Women Film!

As an artist, Anique’s work employs photography, performance, poetry and installation to draw attention to the body as a sight of political resistance and futuristic imagining. She actively seeks new ways of knowledge production that warp and disrupt colonial histories. Her current work looks at themes of arrivals and survival of black women and the use of cultural production in these gravely intimate, yet global journeys. Her art creation processes are guided by the questions: What stories do we tell that go unchallenged? And in how many ways can we know a thing? And led by an urgency to understand survival beyond a material perspective. Anique’s work has been featured in news outlets across Toronto and has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery 44, Crossroads Artspace and Watah Gallery.

 
Aisha Addo BWF! Partner and Office Manager at Nia Aisha Addo is the founder of Power To Girls Foundation a non-profit organization that works to empower and engage young girls by helping them find their passion and purpose in life. The story behind Power To Girls started as a result of Aisha’s personal story and the journey of finding her place in this world.  The lack of role models and mentors in her own life while growing up in Canada challenged her to be that voice and reason for girls within her community. She has gotten the chance to be the person she needed by being an ear and heart to the girls of her organization. Although a graduate in Business Administration Accounting her passion and dedication lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that helps them identify their true purpose and calling.  Aisha continues to effect positive change within the community by simply being the best her possible and ensuring that every one challenges themselves to reach their full potential.  As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls she brings her personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls she comes in contact with. Aisha is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service, A Black Diversity Group Role Model andOne of 100 Black Women to watch.  


Aisha Addo
BWF! Partner and Office Manager at Nia

Aisha Addo is the founder of Power To Girls Foundation a non-profit organization that works to empower and engage young girls by helping them find their passion and purpose in life. The story behind Power To Girls started as a result of Aisha’s personal story and the journey of finding her place in this world.  The lack of role models and mentors in her own life while growing up in Canada challenged her to be that voice and reason for girls within her community. She has gotten the chance to be the person she needed by being an ear and heart to the girls of her organization. Although a graduate in Business Administration Accounting her passion and dedication lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that helps them identify their true purpose and calling.  Aisha continues to effect positive change within the community by simply being the best her possible and ensuring that every one challenges themselves to reach their full potential.  As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls she brings her personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls she comes in contact with. Aisha is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service, A Black Diversity Group Role Model andOne of 100 Black Women to watch.  


Black Women Film! is a leadership film program created by Ella Cooper with support from Toronto International Film Festival and Nia Centre for the Arts and funded by Canada arts council.

Partners

Ella Cooper Creative  

www.ellacooper.ca

 

 

 

 

 


Nia Centre for the Arts
www.niacentre.org
A Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.

Toronto International Film Festival
www.tiff.net
Through the TIFF Next Wave program and community outreach programming, TIFF works to ensure that opportunities for engagement, creation and screening extend to young people across GTA.   
 


funded by

Canada Council for the Arts : Sector Development Program

 

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