Chris Simba is the Outreach Lead for The Street Resilience Project. A community-based research initiative that focuses on honouring the stories of young racialized men across the City of Ottawa. During COVID-19, Chris has been strategizing and co-facilitating the engagement sessions through virtual platforms. He has been focusing on bridging the gap through a creative language to unpack and challenge the current narratives about young racialized men. This includes weekly Instagram Live sessions where he engages in dialogue with other young men about a variety of issues that impact them.
Some of the topics were:
Men Cry Too,
The hashtag is central to the project vision in humanizing the most misunderstood, underserved and silenced populations within our communities. The project recently collaborated with a Toronto-based initiative ”Humanize The Hood” to film a short documentary about the experiences of young racialized men in Ottawa. In addition to his role, he is the founder and creative director of Kulture management, a talent agency focused on amplifying Black voices through creative content