FOLLOW US @UNITYCHARITY AND STAY TUNED FOR THE FALL 2020 PROGRAMS SCHEDULE!

Throughout Spring and Summer 2020, young people across the world tuned in to Unity’s free online workshops. They learned wellness strategies and worked on the foundations of Breaking, Beatbox, Beatmaking, Spoken Word, Graffiti and Handstyles, and MC & Rap! We also had Live Q&As and Artist Features every Thursday and Friday. Big thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Sunlife Financial, Mackenzie Investments, and the City of Toronto! Summer 2020 schedule below:

MONDAY
INTERMEDIATE BREAKING

INTERMEDIATE BREAKING

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOST: Nick/Caerina

3PM

BEATMAKING

BEATMAKING

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOSTS: Adrian, Fate B, Gee, GeneOne, Switch B, Fresh Kils

7PM

TUESDAY
BEATBOX

BEATBOX

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOST: Sparx

3PM

SPOKEN WORD

SPOKEN WORD

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOSTS: David, Berma, Desiree, Keosha, Tisania

7PM

WEDNESDAY
GRAFFITI AND HANDSTYLES

GRAFFITI AND HANDSTYLES

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOSTS: Adrian, Luvsumone, Reat, Rock

3PM

STREET DANCE FREESTYLE SESSION

STREET DANCE FREESTYLE SESSION

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOSTS: Cat, Mel, Glo, Knex, Jiggz, Ocean

8PM

THURSDAY
LIVE Q&A

LIVE Q&A

Instagram Live

Ft. Unity Artists

3PM

FRIDAY
UNITY ARTIST FEATURE!

UNITY ARTIST FEATURE!

Info

Zoom Link

HOST: Unity Staff

12PM

MC & RAP

MC & RAP

Workshop Info

Zoom Link

HOSTS: Cat, Eyeda, Siddartha

3PM

ONLINE SAFETY

The safety and well-being of its participants is Unity Charity’s top priority. All Unity online workshops will have a moderator present who will coordinate discussions between the facilitator and the audience. The moderator will also be enforcing the below Community Agreement and making sure that the online space remains safe and inclusive.

Community Agreement for Unity Programs

 

Unity strives to offer safe spaces for participants to learn and create. In order to ensure this, all participants agree to respect themselves and others including different perspectives and lived experiences. Participants are encouraged to keep an open mind, be willing to try new things, communicate personal needs and ask questions at any time. Most importantly have fun and be yourself!

Info for Participants

  • Unity is not recording our workshop sessions, but participants should be aware that others can do so using third party recording devices or software. Please don’t do or say anything you’ll regret later – or wouldn’t be happy to be made public.

  • Never join a meeting or accept a request from someone you don’t actually know or follow. For Unity sessions, please only refer to the zoom links on our website or social media – if you are unsure which link you should be using, please email info@unitycharity.com and someone will be in touch with you!

  • Adjust your own privacy settings on Zoom as you see fit, and always leave personal details (e.g. address, phone number, etc.) out of your profile.

Info for Parents & Guardians

  • For youth under the age of 16, we feel it is important that you monitor your child’s video chats and online activity. That doesn’t mean hovering over their shoulder all day – but it does mean keeping an eye and an ear out at frequent intervals.

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Starting July 13, 2020, Unity Charity’s very own Nick Nguyen AKA GenNew of F.L.A.S.H. and BreakSpace NS, will be hosting an 8-WEEK WORKSHOP on one of the foundational dance styles of Hip Hop Culture. Breaking! ALL LEVELS OF DANCE WELCOME! This Breaking class will provide a number of foundational moves with the Breaking mentality. This series will educate on the Breakin’ state of mind concerning aspects of flow, creativity, musicality, and other concepts of true Breaking culture. Understand different concepts of Breaking, and you will find yourself have gained more approaches and styles of breaking and training.

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 880 0168 1876

Starting on July 13th 2020, Unity Charity will hosting a beatmkaing workshops series with different producers/beatmakers who are currently creating music in Toronto. Artists will be sharing their process and tools that they use to produce music and live peformances in their own style of workshops weekly. The workshop series will give you a look into the minds of how music is created and process and creativity that is involved. These workshops are welcome to all levels!

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 876-9074-9762

A weekly workshop designed to introduce participants to beatbox! Learn the foundations of creating beats, building musicality, timing, and fillers. Open to all ages and levels of experience, this workshop will be filled with opportunities to teach your unique sound to others, build structure, create routines, and learn to showcase and battle as well. Taught by Sparx, a world renown beatboxer from Sudbury, Ontario, who’s creativity and notoriety have made waves in the female hip-hop community this workshop promises to be a great time. 

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 820 3434 0521

Unity Charity presents an 8-week online Spoken Word and Poetry drop-in program hosted by award-winning poet, David Delisca and will feature spotlighted facilation lead by dynamic array of Unity's spoken word artist including Berma, Eyeda Sophia, Keosha Love and Tisania (T). This virtual poetry hangout space will explore various themes to help guide participants through a journey of writing and performance. All levels are welcome.

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 830 6034 6306

"Starting July 15, 2020, Unity Charity’s will be hosting a series of Graffiti workshops with Graffiti writers where they would be sharing their own style of workshops and what they focus on as Graffiti writers. From learning about funk, to flow, to creating products and use of spray paint. We will be delving into a summer of workshops that will hopefully be inspiring to anyone who participates. Workshops will focus on a different topic every week so stay tuned to the differnt topics that we will be discussing every week. All levels are welcomed to these workshops. Knowledge if power and each one teach one.

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 841 6804 0435

Unity is presenting an 8 week online street dance program that focuses on freestyle concepts and explorations led by Glo, Knex, Jiggz & Ocean. This series is open to dancers who are interested in building their own vocabulary and expanding their freestyle approaches. All the material shared can be applied to participants’ freestyle or creation practices. We aim to create opportunities to exchange through dance, and continue to build connections within the community.

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 881 0487 4902

Tune in to see artist demos, learn about their creative process, and ask questions!

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 862 7730 0326

MC artists Eyeda and Siddartha will be facilitating an 8 week online MC program that covers hip-hop history, freestyle techniques, delivery, flow and performance.This series is open to writers & lyricists who are interested in building their craft and leveling up their execution. Come through, enjoy a comfortable, open space to build on your skills and share your growth.

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 894 8488 0772