Every day war, execution, and natural disasters force people to flee their homes. In order to escape, they leave everything behind – all except their hopes and dreams for a better future.
#ICameAsARefugee is a campaign that sheds some positive light on refugees and celebrates their contribution to our society. It is a response to anti-refugee feelings. This campaign highlights six different refugees that came to Canada, and tells their stories through their own words.
On June 20th, our poster campaign will be launched in downtown Calgary for the first time on World Refugee Day. After the event, the posters will be put across Calgary on various train station platforms, community bulletin boards, and institutions. The posters highlighting each refugee, as well as exclusive video interviews, will all be made available to the public on June 20th through our website .
Join in the conversation by sharing the campaign using #ICameAsARefugee to start the movement in ending hate towards asylum seekers and helping to create an understanding and empowerment for refugees. Asylum seekers are also encouraged to share their own stories through the hashtag, or anyone can share the stories of people they know who came as refugees.
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To honour the important role First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities have in Canada, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month. Many events take place celebrating aboriginal heritage, from music and culture festivities to places where Canadians can learn more about aboriginal history
What does that mean?
It means that during June, Aboriginal history is brought to the forefront in Canada. It is a month for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to reflect upon the history, sacrifices, contributions, culture and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.
There are several events taking place in Canada throughout the month. Our film, YYC Colours, is also being screened on June 24 at the artBox at 6pm, as part of an event during the month. Please feel free to come out. We will have a panel discussion after the event.