a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL is passionate about empowering and educating our youth. Born Sean Mauricette, the award-winning Toronto-based actor, designer, emcee and music producer is the founder of L.I.F.T. (Laying, Important, Foundations, Together), an “edu-taining” series of motivational talks and interactive workshops. The motivational talks draws on Sean’s vast personal and professional experiences to tackle relevant issues such as bullying, peer pressure, leadership, respect and the importance of education.
A graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Sean was the first ever recipient of the Arts and Culture Award presented to him by the Black Students Association of the University of Toronto. Over the years, Sean has remained committed to youth. Successes include: recipient of the 2004 Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Counsellors’ Association of Ontario for his work with students, being hand-picked to host the 2010 Harry Jerome Awards, Canada’s most prestigious award ceremony honoring African Canadians, and recipient of the 2011 Scarborough Urban Hero Award for his work with high-risk youth in Toronto. In addition, he partnered with the YMCA and Toronto Community Housing as the head architectural designer for a one of a kind support center for young fathers and recently received the 2012 Medal of Appreciation from the United Nations Association of Canada for his work as a motivational speaker.
The gifted lyricist recently caught the attention of the historic Southern Poverty Law Center. The esteemed civil rights organization is using Sean’s poems for their alternative-learning curriculum for teachers across the United States.
Through performing, lecturing and mentoring, Sean Mauricette a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL continues to cement his role as an active leader in the community. He is a living example of his favourite saying, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
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