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We Day February 28, 2013

Filed under: Inspirational — jub574 @ 11:41 pm

On February 27th, 2013 Saskatoon hosted an amazing day for students We Day. This movement engaged students and motivated them to be global leaders and to focus on being the change for the future.  We Day was founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger who are activists, humanitarians and social entrepreneurs.  Craig and Marc are two brothers whose goal is to empower youth to change the world.  I was fortunate to attend We Day and see these two men inspire 15 000 students at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Many different celebrities attended We Day including; Hedley, Martin Sheen, Shawn Desman, Mia Farrow, the Cast of Degrassi and Karl Wolf were the celebrities who supported Saskatoon along with Marc and Craig Kielburger.  Me to We is a way to help make a change, check out the website if you would like to learn how to be part of this change.  Students in schools all over Saskatchewan are rasing money to donate towards water or adopting a village and they truly are working to make a difference.  Being part of this day brought an excitement and truly proud feeling to be with all of these inspiring students and to be part of this movement of change in Saskatchewan!

 

8 Responses to “We Day”

  1. Allison de Hoop Says:

    This movement sounds like something that can really get students and young people excited and motivated. I was glad to hear that Saskatoon students recently had the same opportunity. The ideas behind We Day, to learn global citizenship, and act with social and ecological justice are very applicable to Saskatchewan curricula. I truly hope that all the students and volunteers can take from this event and use what they learn not only to educate their families and friends but to permanently change aspects of their lifestyles for the better of others.

  2. John Lintott Says:

    This seems like a big event. I looked at the links and this organization seems to be invested in promoting youth activities in areas of leadership related to local and global issues. I’m all for getting youth involved in promoting change locally and globally. I’m just not sure which changes this organization is specifically referring to. Unless the issue is youth apathy, I’m not sure what they are referring to when they say “be the change.” This seems like an inspiring organization. What issues do they specifically deal with?

    • jub574 Says:

      The main idea I think they are trying to get accross to students is that they have the power to make a change in the world. Craig Kielburger was the founder of Free the Children which he started when he was 12 years old – his mission was to help children reach their highest potential and to free child labour. He has been working in third worls countries and has been part of all sorts of missions to help empower children to be local and global citizens. He has a book out that they gave to every student at We Day which explains his involvement. Here is another link to Free The Children where you can read lots abut their goals and how it all started, I should have included it with the blog.

  3. Julia Thomson Says:

    It’s really great that you had an opportunity to be a part of We Day! I think that it’s so important for people to feel a part of their global community and to make some form of contribution to the lives of other people.

  4. Greg Says:

    I’ve heard about “We Day” on the radio for the last few weeks. It sounds like an exciting initiative. I definitely think that environmentalism and activism are important aspects of a complete education. I also appreciate that it tries to get students thinking about consumerism and where we spend our money. But of course even by purchasing green products we are still having an environmental impact. We Day seems like a good starting point for a large and important conversation about change.

    • jub574 Says:

      I have seen and been part of lots of small things with studets, but to be part of such a huge event where they are trying their best to inspire students to be the change the world is looking for is unreal. I think that the message they are sending students by saying they have the power to make a difference is huge!

  5. Kim Meier Says:

    That is great that you got to attend this fantastic event. I wish that I could have had the opportunity to attend and to listen to the motivational speakers. I think that this organization is so amazing as it inspires students to make a change in the world. I hope that I will be able to experience the next We Day in Saskatchewan and to be a part of the movement of change!

    • jub574 Says:

      A good way to get in and experiment it if you are not connected to a classroom yet is to volunteer! They are always looking for volunteers and it was so inspiring …. change is a good thing!


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