EVENT: Youth for Justice #FearLessLoveMore Rally

Create change where you are. Take a stand for what you believe in. #FearLessLoveMore, a youth-led city-wide rally in Winnipeg does just that.

The #FearLessLoveMore campaign and Rally aim to raise awareness about Islamophobia and to take action against the Immigration Ban recently felt in the U.S. As a grade 12 student at the Seven Oaks Met School, Palvi Saini has been impacted by her topics of study, the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. Feeling overwhelmed in how to take action,  Palvi looked to what could be done here at home. Partnering with the Met School Justice League, the campaign of #FearLessLoveMore was born and focuses on standing in solidarity with those affected by Islamophobia and the Immigration Ban.

The Rally, held at three different locations on Wednesday, May 17th, is one of three parts to the campaign: Outreach, Rally, and Action. To learn more about the campaign, please visit the Youth For Justice website here.

To take immediate action, join your fellow global citizens in promoting a community of love, acceptance and tolerance by participating in the #FearLessLoveMore Rally.

What: #FearLessLoveMore Rally

Where: 10:00 am Winnipeg Central Mosque, 715 Ellice Ave.

10:45 am Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway

11:30 US Consulate, 201 Portage Ave

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:00 pm       (*see times above)

More information

http://winnipegmosque.org/event/fear-less-love-more-youth-led-city-wide-rally

http://winnipegmosque.org/sites/all/files/contentimages/FLLMPoster2.pdf

http://palvisaini3030.wixsite.com/youth-for-justiceca

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EVENT: May 2017 is Fairtrade Month

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FM2017May 1-31, 2017 is Fairtrade Month. A month where leaders, businesses, schools and many others come together to celebrate everything Fairtrade!

Fairtrade products vastly improve the working and living conditions of families in the Global South. Based on the principles that farmers and workers deserve better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade, Fairtrade works on supporting the farmer and worker communities. This promotes and encourages more control over their own futures and protection of the environment.

Fairtrade is 50% owned by producers – giving them an equal voice in decision making for overall strategy, use of resources and setting prices, premiums and standards. When you purchase a product with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you have chosen to support a product who’s Fairtrade ingredients meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

In a society that depends heavily on global markets, supply and demand, and consumerism you can ensure your dollar is speaking for you. Look for the FAIRTRADE mark on your products, explore what Fairtrade means, and spread the word about ethical consumption.

During Fairtrade month, join others in celebrating everything Fairtrade!
Raise awareness, understand global trade issues, and promote Fairtrade products!

Visit Fairtrade Canada or check out their social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or Linkedin for more!

Happy Fair Trade Month!

Producer Cándido Vera Flor.

EVENT: Stories from Zambia – Aboriginal Youth Interns share their experiences working overseas

MCIC is proud to help host three interns from Global Affairs Canada’s International Aboriginal Youth Internship initiative!

After spending nearly 6 months in the Republic of Zambia interning at host organizations, Raven Boulanger, Alexandra Paul, and Monica Wasacase have returned with stories of their personal and professional experiences.

 

Join us tonight at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe where Raven, Alex, and Monica will be discussing what it was like working overseas and what they hope to do moving forward.

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe – 237 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative is run out of Global Affairs Canada. It provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international work, increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts through partnerships with local partner organizations, and builds the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

If you or someone you know would be interested in the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) initiative, please check out their website and the Available Internships web page.
Short profiles of Raven, Alexandra, and Monica can be found on MCIC’s website here:
http://mcic.ca/events/

Raven, Alexandra, and Monica - Aboriginal Youth Interns

Please stay tuned for a follow-up blog post!

IDEA: Start a Fashion Revolution

FRD_poster_portrait_blue.jpgIn 2013, the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1000 people and injuring over 2500 more. The workers in the factory were producing clothing that would be sold to us in the North. Brands like H&M, Joe Fresh and Disney showed up in the rubble of the collapse. This devastating event brought attention to unsafe and unfair working conditions that continue to exist in the Global South.

Join the movement to demand safer working conditions, more transparency, safety and respect for workers, and protection of our environment by asking Who made my clothes? on April 24th to put pressure on clothing brands to be accountable for the way they do business. Continue reading