2020 World Cities Day: "My City-My Story: One City, One Word" Collective Visioning

When and Where

Friday, October 30, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm



Friday, October 30, 2020

1:30pm – 2:10pm

World Cities Day 2020


Join us to mark and reflect on World Cities Day! 

Join our students and virtual community in a collective visioning exercise, “My City- My Story :One City, One Word” event. The aim of this naming and visioning exercise is to bring together diverse communities, reflect on the symbolism of the day, share stories, and identify a critical urban challenge, concern or excitement about one city that you are passionate about. Free and open to all and all languages.


Special Guest artists!

Marieme Diop  – Los Angeles based singer and songwriter

Marieme is a dynamic, innovative, buzzed about singer/songwriter with a presence at once as glamorous as she is brutally honest in her music. With music focused on themes of Self Love, Revolution, and Empowerment, this Senegalese-American songstress is making a name for herself with her signature sound featured on film and television and most recently as the voice of LinkedIn’s international campaign.

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Denardo Hepburn is a spoken word artist and activist

Denardo Hepburn - Storyteller and spoken word artist original spoken words performance

Denardo Hepburn is a curious storyteller who explores the cross-sections of culture, humanity, expression, and art. He writes and performs poetry and prose celebrating blackness and Caribbean life; edits everything from books to essays to press releases; acts in stage plays with television and film aspirations; enjoys public speaking; produces; and is presently creating his debut podcast, which underscores the Bahamian diaspora in Canada and their successes, tribulations, and reasons for emigration. As a diasporic Bahamian in Toronto, Hepburn preserves The Bahamas’ culture through storytelling. His poetry mainly explores the juxtapositions of existence, blackness, Caribbean-ness, and modern-day life. In his quest to find his calling, he has served as a Foreign Service Officer, a Priority Manager, an Editor-in-Chief, and a Research Assistant, all while amassing provocative stories.









2019 One City, One Word Collective Visioning Exercise Product


2019 World Cities Day Collective Visioning: One City, One Word  

Contact Information

Prof. Marieme Lo, Associate Director, Education