New Youth Program: Through Our Eyes – Changing the Canadian LensJan 9, 2014
Are you a young adult between the ages of 16-30 looking to build confidence and leadership skills? Through Our Eyes is an opportunity for youth to embrace and explore diversity through media arts and dialogues workshops. Young adults will come together to participate in a program that includes: learning about the legacy of residential schools and understanding reconciliation; facilitating group discussions; and using a smartphone or tablet to create professional and compelling videos. Participants in this program will also meet other young people from diverse faith and cultural communities. Through Our Eyes is a community initiative organized by several collaborating organizations including the World Sikh Organization, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Association and BC Muslim Association.
To learn more about this initiative, click here to watch a video.
For information on registration and costs, please visit: http://www.through-our-eyes2014.com
Through Our Eyes has 3 parts.
Part 1: Reconciliation Workshop
January 11 & 12, 2014
Young adults from diverse backgrounds will share their own experiences on bullying, discrimination and persecution as they learn about the legacy of residential schools and the truth and reconciliation process. They will have the opportunity to engage with their peers in a transformative process to build a better Canada.
Part 2: Film & Video Workshop
January 18 & 25, February 1 & 8, 2014
Young adults will learn to create videos that express their thoughts and feelings about what they have learned and share their own personal stories if they wish. There will be a video contest to choose the most inspiring video.
Part 3: Facilitator Training Workshop
May 3-4 & 24, 2014
Young adults will learn how to facilitate reconciliation dialogue circles in order to empower them to become agents of change in our country.
Please see the attached poster & video link for more information.
To register please go to www.through-our-eyes2014.com