Nanaimo youth speak out against discrimination
Nanaimo youth have an opportunity to openly speak about experiences and concerns related to discrimination and hate-motivated behavior.
The Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society presents Stand Up, Speak Out – Youth Against Hate, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre.
A chance to listen, be heard and make change, the dialogue features a panel of 11 youth representing immigrants, refugees and aboriginals.
The event includes a photovoice exhibit that turns the camera lens toward the eyes and experiences of youth and gives them the opportunity to record, reflect and critique the issue of discrimination and hate in creative ways.
The photographs, accompanied with a narrative, provide a venue for youth to express what they are witnessing in their everyday lives and what they would like to change.
Together, participants discuss and artistically change the photos exhibited until it resembles what they want to see in the community. Participants are awarded with a certificate of completion, honouring their contribution.
Keynote speaker Kevin Millsip, co-founder of Next Up, a leadership program for young people committed to social justice, talks about the importance of youth engagement in building welcoming communities.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 250-753-6911 ext.102.
For more information, please go to www.cvims.org.