International Day of the Girl
Friday October 13, 2017
Rainbow Theatre, Whistler from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, two exceptional women will share stories that celebrate the power, creative voices, and unique place of girls in this world. Their stories challenge us to step up, speak out, and make a change. At home, at school, at work, and all around the world girls will likely face some form of discrimination simply because they are a girl. It’s sometimes unintentional, it can be meant as a joke, but in all instances it is harmful, and sometimes seriously. The world is changing, but it’s happening slowly, and we need you to spot, challenge, and change the unfairness that exists here and around the globe.
- ANITA NAIDU- a 2016 Canadian Astronaut Candidate, all mountain matador, and investigative human rights filmmaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ujuExOs9gk
- VIVIENNE TSANG – she transformed her experience as a survivor of cyberbullying into a catalyst for numerous initiatives for youth in her community and across the globe. The Founder of HOPE, the Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment, has provided mentorship for 300 students this year in their transition to post-secondary education and opportunities to learn from and work alongside those of various demographics such as residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.