ACHIEVEMENTS & ACCOLADES

in MUSIC & THE ARTS

2013 HORIZON EP | Acoustic Soul | music rooted in the process of healing self-produced and self-composed – independently released

2011 ART GALLERY OF YORK EXHIBITION | Finding Hidden Beauty In the Hood | visual art/painting

2010 REACH FOR THE SKY MUSIC VIDEO | Hip-Hop | independently released

2008 RISE LP | Hip-Hop | music rooted in political awakening and principles of social justice – independently released


in EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP

2006 Millennium Excellence Award – York University | personal award for excellence in community leadership

2012 Canadian National Delegate for SWY | International Leadership Program of the Cabinet office of the Government of Japan (Ship for World Youth)

2012 Published Work in Rattling the Stage: A collection of Canadian Monologues, Spoken Word and Short Plays | an Educational Resource for teachers

2013 Published Work in Rhymes to Re-Education | a Hip-Hop Curriculum resource guide for educators with Social Justice Activities


in COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

2012 City of Toronto INI Award – Building Through the Arts Award | Received by Nomanzland |  The Real Sun is a co-founder of Nomanzland and an active member at time of award

2012 City of Toronto INI Award – Sexual Health Awareness Award – Received by BeLovEd | The Real Sun is a co-founder of BeLovEd and an active member at time of award

2013 Ontario Association of Art Galleries – Education Award | Received by Chronicles of the Outspoken |  The Real Sun was a key organizer for this Multidisciplinary Art Program that was created in collaboration between Art Gallery of York University, Success Beyond Limits, Nomanzland, and independent Toronto based Artists. Program took place at Westview S.S. in Jane-Finch

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