Invited Talks, Panels, and Workshops
Grant Writing 101, ArtReach Toronto
Grant Writing Clinic, ArtReach Toronto
Paulina, Fonna, Grant Writing 101 , ArtReach Toronto
'Live Your Art' Workshop - Project Management 101 , Urban Arts Community Arts Council
Bridget, Markus, Slimthick, Fonna, LGBTQ+ 101 and Training for People Working with Youth, Toronto Public Health
Adam, Fonna, Working with Intersecting Identities – Racialized LGBTQ Youth, Ministry of Children and Youth
Muluba, Tumaini, Fonna, Collective Visioning: Young Women’s Project – Chunking, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
Ryan, Fonna, Getting Your Research Out There: Social Media, OPIRG Toronto Symposium on Social and Environmental Justice Confronting Racism
Tracey, Yasser, Fonna, Social Media 101 for Non-Profit Organizations, ArtReach
Muluba, Tumaini, Fonna, Collective Visioning: Young Women’s Project, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
Slimthick, Fonna, Allyship & Anti-Oppression 101 in Volunteering, Toronto French School x Empower Youth x SOY HEAT
Antoinette, Fonna, DIY Parlor (Monthly), Centre for Women and Trans People at York University
Tanya, Fonna, Skills Curation, The People Project and NiaZamar
Tumaini, Fonna, Sex Positivity and Harm Reduction for Young Leaders, Private Organization
Niko, Romeo, Fonna, Storytelling & Misrepresentation of (LGBTQ*) Children and Youth in Media, York University’s Childhood in Canadian Culture Class
Yasser and Fonna, Social Media 101, ArtReach and Urban Arts
Jordyn and Fonna, New Language and Terminologies in LGBTQ Youth Communities, Rainbow Health Ontario
Kamilah, Tumaini, Fonna, What’s Glitter Got To Do With It: Exploring Youth Engagement and HIV Prevention Programming, University of Toronto’s Masters of Social Work Students
Aerissa, Kike, Fonna, LGBTQ+ 101 and Training for People Working with Youth, Toronto Public Health
Aerissa, Kike, Fonna, Working with LGBTQ+ Youth, York University’s Students Pursuing Bachelors Education
Jordyn, Starr, Fonna, LGBTQ+ 101 and Training for People Working with Youth, Toronto Public Health
Ocean, Nicole, Fonna, Demystifying Transmission, World AIDs Day at University of Toronto
Kike, Jordyn, Sarah-Lee, Slimthick, Verlia, Fonna, LGBTQ+ Consent, Safer Sex, and Harm Reduction, Humberside Collegiate Institute
Mel G.C., Fonna S., Sexual Health Training for People Working with Youth, Toronto Public Health
Jordyn, Aerissa, Fonna, Anti-Oppression 101, S.O.Y. Get Out
Kamplex, Fonna S., Digital Storytelling, Leaving Evidence Archiving Project
Fonna S., John C., Sarah-Lee U., Slimthick, Sexuality, S.O.Y. H.E.A.T. – Toronto Community Housing Youth Leaders
Alyssa, Dwight, Erin, Fonna, Kenny, Anti-Oppression 101 Workshop, S.O.Y. H.E.A.T. – Alphabet Soup
Andii, Fonna, Sarah, 3Ps: Pictionary, Plastercine, & Pleasure!, STARS at the StudioEdgar, Fonna, Mel, Michael, Proud Goddess, Sarah, Digital Stories Showcase: Lived Experiences and the Social Determinants of Health, Youth Research Symposium: Youth Sexuality, and Sexual Health
Andii, Carver, Fonna, Sarah, Sarah S., Community Soundbyte: Empower, RHO Conference
Bower, M., Seidu, F., Anti-Oppression Workshop/Discussion, Centre for Women and Trans People at York University
Boustead, N., Forsberg, L., Pirie, L., Seidu, F., Suri, A., Life After CAP: Strategies of Survival, York University
Gayle, M., Lyaruu, T., Seidu, F., HIV Queeries: Demystifying Transmission, Unison Pathways to Education
One of my hobbies is to attend conferences and workshops,so it's no surprise that I love to facilitate workshops, speak on panels, and participate in skill-shares.
Two opportunities flew into my life which steered me into the direction of workshop facilitation and leading talking engagements:
(1) Empower Youth
Empower uses the arts to train diversely situated youth to become HIV peer educators in their local communities.
The goal of this project is to address race relations and the human rights climate in Toronto, and will focus specifically on the existing barriers and hate activity each faction of the queer and trans community faces.
Through these programs I was provided the tools, support, and guidance to create successful workshops and learning opportunities.
I am available for: panels, speaking engagements, workshops and conferences.
Topics of preference are: youth engagement using arts-based practices, social media basics, project;/life goal planning, and introductory photography.