It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Jordon Veira.
Artreach had the privilege of working with Jordon when Spoke N’ Heard was funded in 2014, 2015, and 2017 for The K.N.O.W.N. Project and the Boom Bap program.
Jordon founded the organization Spoke N’ Heard in 2010, a grassroots, youth-led collective of multi-disciplinary artists, entrepreneurs and youth workers, united by a passion for social change and community empowerment. Spoke N’ Heard provides youth with a safe space where they can share their stories and experiences through the arts, and addresses issues facing marginalized and racialized youth within various communities.
Through this partnership, we came to know and love Jordon, and he quickly became an invaluable member of the ArtReach family.
Jordon was a poet, musician, artist, activist, educator, leader, community changemaker, and friend like no other, and we will miss him tremendously. Our condolences to the Veira family, and to all that were touched by Jordon’s light.
Donations can be made to his Go Fund Me memorial page here: