Heroes Battle Bullying! 

 Comic Arts-Based Workshop on Difference & Inclusion

North York Arts is proud to be working with A. Weiss Comics (AWC), a Toronto-based social enterprise, to provide primary students living in North York with comic arts anti-bullying workshops.
 
Comic books have long been a medium for telling stories to educate and entertain; AWC uses the medium as a teaching tool to discuss issues around bullying and to build skills on how to deal with bullying if it occurs. In the AWC universe, superheroes from all backgrounds work together to address issues facing us in schools, workplaces, and society in general.
 
NYA has loved being a part of this program and helping to give students more confidence in a fun, interesting, and creative way. For more information, visit aweisscomics.com.

Program Creator:

Aaron Weiss

“I created the program because the issue of bullying continues to be a problem in schools and in society. I was bullied as a child as well as Gary, the hero of the comic who came to Canada as a child. I also found that equity, diversity, and inclusion was important to teach kids so that they would grow up to be better citizens. The comic book is an accessible way to teach kids about these important issues and the kids respond really well while reading and drawing comics.”

Timeline:

  1. 2019 workshop in Thorncliffe Park PS
  2. 2020 workshop online with Teach 2 Learn

A. Weiss Comics is an educational partner of the Toronto District School Board and North York Arts.

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North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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