“It Starts With Me” is a free all day youth event happening on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The event focuses on discrimination, hate crimes, and active witnessing through interactive workshops, guest speakers, discussions with other youth, and a flash mob. Each participant will also receive a lunch, a chance to win door prizes, and earn service hours for their time. Bus fare to and from the event can also be provided if needed.
The event will start at 10am (registration opens at 9:30am) on Saturday, July 14 at the Lower Level of Central Library in downtown Vancouver. Youth participants will choose two out of four interactive workshops, including Fear and Hate Crimes, Theatre and Active Witnessing, Exploring Discrimination Through Art, and Dialogue in Social Media. In the afternoon, youth will engage in a series of dialogues and discussions with other youth to explore discrimination in everyday life and active witnessing. A flash mob will top off the day outside of Central Library, synthesizing what they have learned throughout the day.
When: Saturday, July 14 from 10am to 5pm (Doors open at 9:30am)
Where: Lower level of Central Library, downtown Vancouver
Who: Youth from across the Lower Mainland
What: A fun and interactive day filled with opportunities to learn, meet new people, and participate in something larger (a flash mob!)
Why: Earn service hours, win prizes, have lunch, and connect with youth from around the Lower Mainland!
To register, please visithttp://www.facebook.com/events/378500512199931/ and complete the survey (you do not need a Facebook account to register)
This event is a joint venture between Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, the City of Vancouver’s citizenU program, and PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services) and is funded by EmbraceBC. John Yap, the Minister of State for Multiculturalism, will be attending the event and Romi Chandra-Herbert from citizenU and PeerNet will be speaking.