IDEA: Organize a March

Do you really want to grab attention? Organize a march! Marching has been used as a form of protest and awareness raising for many years, by many groups and in support of many issues.

These movements made a BIG impact by hitting the streets:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. along with a number of civil rights and religious groups marched on Washington to shed light on the struggle African Americans were facing in the U.S. in the 1960s. At the end of this march, King gave his renowned “I have a Dream” speech.
  • The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York City and spread to cities around the world, including Winnipeg. Protesters carried signs declaring themselves as “the 99%”, referring to a great disparity in wealth equality where “the 1%” were holding the majority of wealth and power.
  • Idle No More is a movement that gained momentum across Canada starting in 2012 and grew to other countries, such as Australia and Brazil, to bring attention to the rights of Indigenous people. Since the movement started, Idle No More activists have been putting pressure on the government to protect the environment, build sovereignty and bring Indigenous issues into the public eye. The group has organized a number of marches that often make the news here in Manitoba.

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EVENT: Global Justice Film Festival

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The Global Justice Film Festival is back in Winnipeg!

With films from around the world on topics such as consumerism, aging, the environment, indigenous rights, and more, the festival promises to be a weekend of entertainment, insight and education.  Continue reading

SPEAKER: Siloam Mission – Visit them or they can visit you!

Siloam Mission is a Winnipeg organization that alleviates hardships and siloamprovides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness.

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IDEA: Volunteer in Manitoba!

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Volunteer Manitoba is a great resource for youth looking for volunteer opportunities. You can search through the list of opportunities available by organization or volunteer activity to find the right fit for you!

There are many benefits to volunteering! Volunteers can discover new skills, talents and interests, build self-esteem through hands-on experience, gain job skill development: Continue reading

IDEA: Plant a Heart Garden in Support of Truth and Reconciliation

KAIROS is joining with the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission), the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and Project of Heart, in inviting children and youth across the country to create Heart Gardens to honour children lost to the Indian Residential School system and to grow a future in reconciliation.
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On June 3, 2015, when residential school survivors and the commissioners of the TRC meet in Ottawa, children from the Ottawa area will carry two hearts attached to wooden

gardening stakes, planting one in a Heart Garden at Rideau Hall, and sharing the other with an adult attending the formal closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
As part of this movement, youth in other communities are asked to send one symbolic heart to Ottawa, and to plant a Heart Garden in your community. Invite Indigenous neighbours to join in or reflect on the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools (IRS) while you create your garden.

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EXAMPLE: “The Positive Project”

Students at Miles Macdonell Collegiate raised money for the Mental Health Education Resource Center , a local organization which promotes mental health and educates about mental illness in an effort to encourage Manitobans to seek treatment early and to reduce the prejudice Continue reading