ep88r - Teajai Travis

Coming up this week on The AVB Podcsast, Teajai Travis community artist, activist and founder of The Bloomfield House#podcast #interview #conversation #blackandwhite #windsor #ygq #supportlocal #windsoressex #windsorontario #theavbpodcast #activist #community #communityactivist #leader #lead #family #hustle #art #activism #afroindigenous #poetry #poet #writer #drumcircle #legacy #familylegacy #communitylove #lovethyneighbour #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth

Posted by The AVB Podcast on Monday, January 29, 2018

Teajai Travis

Bio

  • Community artist and activist for grassroots community organizing in Windsor-Essex, concentration in Sandwich Town
  • Founder of The Bloomfield House open space art studio and board member at Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women, the Our West End Round Table and the WYC
  • His mission is to make a positive contribution to the eradication of oppressive unjust systems by dedicating his life to building sustainable alternates
  • Opened the Bloomfield House open space art studio in Sandwich Town behind the walls of a 90-year-old storefront on Bloomfield Road
  • Mission is to provide a safe and accessible space for human growth and community outreach
  • Began with a budget of $700, enough for only one month’s rent, after the College Avenue Community Centre closed down
  • First program was a drum circle and potluck
  • The Bloomfield House is not sanctioned in any way, not even officially considered a non-profit
  • In October 2014, a flea market was opened in the front of the house and the products sold are made up of donations from the community and other supporters
  • The proceeds from the flea market help pay for the rent, utilities, and other expenses that the Bloomfield house incurs.
  • Other initiatives: neighbourhood cleanups, a community watch, The Community Pantry (A food share program) the Free School (A safe accessible space for learning), Community Meditation & Drumming Sessions
  • Since 2014, moved their art-based programs into The Sandwich Teen Action Group, a teen drop-in centre around the corner from Bloomfield
  • In 2015, began to offer mentorship to a number of local artists.  The mentorship work led to the Open Space Art Studio, an accessible space for Artist development
  • Most recent project is The Black Box Theatre,  which provides performance and rehearsal space for local performance artists

Follow Teajai

Facebook: @TheBloomfieldHouse

ep88h - Teajai Travis

This week we sit down with Teajai Travis community activist and founder of The Bloomfield House, brought to you by The Dugout Sports Lounge and Langemann HVAC Check out the full episode here:http://www.theavb.com/ep-88-teajai-travis/

Posted by The AVB Podcast on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Here's a special performance of “Shame I Know Your Name” by The Feedbacks, brought to you by F&B Walkerville and Superbowl Lanes.

Posted by The AVB Podcast on Friday, February 2, 2018
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We asked this week’s guest Teajai Travis about some of his favourites in Windsor.Catch his full interview this Wednesday at www.theavb.com/podcast. This week’s Favourites are brought to you by F&B Walkerville and Langemann HVAC.

Posted by The AVB Podcast on Monday, January 29, 2018

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