Culture & Entertainment

What is We Day? (And why should I care...)

Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

What is We Day? (And why should I care...)

So I’m supposed to be at We Day today, but a snag has hit and I can’t be there. But the question I keep asking (and if you're reading, you must be too) is what exactly is We Day and why should I care? Aside from the fact Canadian Living is a media sponsor (insert plug here), the We Day website tells me :“We Day is an educational event and the movement of our time—a movement of young people leading local and global change. We Day is tied to the yearlong We Act program, which offers curricular resources, campaigns and materials to help turn the day’s inspiration into sustained activation.” Whaaa? What kind of marketing goop is that?  Am I supposed to distill a message from that?  And am I supposed to care? And then I scroll further down and get to this: “We Day is part of a family of organizations, including Free The Children and Me to We, that has a shared goal: to empower a generation to shift the world from ‘me’ to ‘we’—through how we act, how we give, the choices we make on what to buy and what to wear, the media we consume and the experiences with which we choose to engage.” Bang! They won me over. Because as I see our society sinking further down into a self-obsorbed, self-obsessed, insular, material-centric mess, I long for the good ol’ days of Free To Be You and Me.  The messages of folk singers on The Muppet Show like Harry Belafonte reminding us that we are all one and we can make a difference. I still think David Suzuki must be sitting somewhere shaking his head saying “I told you so…” So go their site, look at the presenters, read why they’ve chosen to take part, watch the youtube clips, and start the discussion.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLqb64Pb9So    
Comments
Share X
Culture & Entertainment

What is We Day? (And why should I care...)

Login