OPPORTUNITY:Use your voice with MCIC! 2016 Spoken Word Project

Our voices are powerful tools. We can literally speak up on issues that we care about, and people will listen. Some people do this through song or rap, and others do it through spoken word. If you are unfamiliar with spoken word, take a listen to this piece by Canadian Shane Koyczan about bullying:

Pretty gripping isn’t it?

MCIC is inviting you to use your voice to make a difference! Do you like to write poems, songs, raps or stories? Do you like to perform those pieces, or do theatre, story-telling or public speaking? Are you passionate about social justice issues and how to make the world a better place for all? Apply to be part of MCIC’s We are Making a Difference! 2016 Spoken Word Project!

Participants will have the opportunity to: learn about issues related to international development from professionals, collaborate with a professional spoken word artist, record with a professional videographer, and perform in front of two live audiences. These performances will kick off International Development Week and bring a youth voice to Canada’s 4th Annual Fair Trade Conference.

Check out last year’s group piece, “When the Child is Healthy, the Mother is Happy” about one of today’s leading topics in international development, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).


Applications are due Wednesday, December 15, 2015.

This opportunity is for youth aged 14-24.

Four to six participants will be selected to participate. Selected artists must be available to meet four times between January and February.

For more information or if you have any questions contact Elyse at pe@mcic.ca