Film Screening


The Hallmark of Tolerance

In support of the Hancock Lecture, we are pleased to present a free screening of The Hallmark of Tolerance, a film written and directed by U of T student Ayisha Lineo Gariba.

The Hallmark of Tolerance seeks to explore and expand upon the idea of Canada as beacon of “tolerance”. It follows the stories of Black people living in Canada and how they deal with anti-black racism in this country, while challenging the stereotypes of the Black Canadian experience and redefining resistance.

A post screening discussion will take place facilitated by Bukama Muntu, UTSC student and Hancock Lecture Advisory Committee member featuring the film’s director, Ayisha Gariba Lineo, Justice Huyer of the Black Students Association and TDSB Middle School teacher Tevoniel Thompson.

When: Tues., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Music Room, Hart House
Cost: Free

Aiysha Gariba is an 18 year-old filmmaker, photographer, illustrator, graphic designer and entrepreneur originally from Ghana and Lesotho. She is the founder of The Bacon Berry Card Co., a small company specializing in cute greeting cards, stickers, prints and more. Ayisha’s primary mediums include digital art, film photography and digital filmmaking. Ayisha started making films as a way of documenting her travels, until she discovered documentary filmmaking. She enjoys exploring issues of identity specifically societal expectations of race, gender and sexuality through her films. Ayisha is currently in Social Sciences (with a focus on Women and Gender Studies) at the University of Toronto. She hopes to continue learning, taking risks, sparking conversations and above all else, advocating for positive social change.

Bukama Muntu currently serves on the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee and works as a Hart House Ambassador among other things. Bukama is in her fourth year at UTSC majoring in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in English Literature and Psychology. She enjoys writing poetry, short stories and making art.

Justice Huyer is a Transitional Year Program student and VP of the Black Students Association. She is passionate about social justice issues and is highly engaged in her community and with equity issues on campus.

Tevoniel Thompson has been teaching for over 17 year including 11 years in Jamaica as a graduate of Mico College. Tevoniel holds a Masters degree in lifelong learning with an emphasis on adult education and also holds her Principal’s qualifications.  She is qualified to teach kindergarten to grade 9 as well Special Education and Drama and us currently teaching grade 7 at Regent Heights Public School. Tevoniel is an engaged member of the teaching community and sits on two committees within the teachers union, Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Justice and Professional Development.

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