Justice 4 Reel
August 3, 2016
We are proud to announce the launch of JUSTICE4REEL, an ambitious Social Justice Film Festival set to take place in Edmonton, August 26, 27 & 28, 2016 at Metro Cinema.
JUSTICE4REEL will highlight the talent of aspiring filmmakers who are focused on exploring themes connected to social justice, human rights and grassroots activism. In addition, this inspiring event will provide a platform for justice-focused artists across multiple disciples (such as music and visual/digital arts) to be showcased throughout the festival.
This exciting artistic showcase will tackle important topics that effect young people in ground breaking new ways and will positively impact our diverse community by creating opportunities for social change through artistic expression & community dialogue.
We strongly encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting this event as a partner or sponsor.
Help advance a culture of dignity and respect for all in our city by becoming a part of the #YEGDignity movement and support JUSTICE4REEL.
#YEGDignity is a youth driven project that uses participatory and creative arts to tackle tough human rights issues in our community. This project was initiated by The John Humphrey Centre’s Youth Action Project on Poverty, a team of young change-makers who have sought to challenge stereotypes and document critical social justice themes using art, music and film. https://www.makesomethingedmonton.ca/projects/1006-yegdignity-campaign/
This initiative has been made possible with the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation's Youth Empowerment Grant and in partnership with Metro Cinema.
Check out JUSTICE4REEL's Facebook event page for updates on the schedule for the three day festival.
Festival of Faiths
August 3, 2016
We are excited to announce that the John Humphrey Centre's Youth alumni Peacebuilders team is organizing the second Edmonton Festival of Faiths, which will be an interfaith event providing Edmontonians with an opportunity to learn about the different faiths, traditions and belief systems present in our city, from the people who actually practice them. There will also be interfaith panel discussions, performances, and presentations. With the aim of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of Edmonton’s faith diversity, Festival of Faiths will be a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for Edmontonians of all backgrounds to reflect on faith diversity, community and compassion.
Here are the details:
Day 1: Saturday, September 24th, 7-9pm at Stanley Milner Theatre
Day 2: Sunday, September 25th, 10am-4pm, Boyle Street Community Plaza
This year's team is currently raising $2500 on CanadaHelps page. Proceeds will go towards the operations of this year's event, and if fortunate to have a surplus, to ensure that this event happens every year.
The first Festival of Faiths event was held last September 2015, with 18 faith group exhibits, two panel discussions, several performances and films on a day full of learning and discovery. It is wonderful to have all in the same room the representatives from the Unitarian Church, which was across the Atheist table, to hear a performance of songs from the Baha'i community, and hear a panel representative from the Islam and Falun Dama faith. With the aim of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of Edmonton's faith diversity, Festival of Faiths will be a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for Edmontonians of all backgrounds to reflect on faith diversity, community and compassion.
This is Our Canada: E-Zine
July 27, 2016
This compilation showcases art and writing composed by the documentation team of the This is Our Canada human rights renegades team.
Thank you to the support of the Government of Canada and Alberta Human Rights Education Fund for this initiative.