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Tuesday
October 17, 2017

Youth BRIDGES Project

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Location: Regina Open Door Society (4th floor, 2220 12 Ave, Regina)

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is pleased to partner with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s Youth BRIDGES project. Forty newcomer and Indigenous youth participants who attended the Treaty 4 Gathering together will take part in writing workshops sponsored by the Guild. Workshop facilitator Veracity will lead the youth participants in a writing workshop series. Through two facilitated workshops, participants will work towards writing about their understanding of the significance of the Treaty 4 Gathering, and the cultural exchange between youth who spent the day together. The workshops will culminate in a final event where participants will share their work and receive certificates of accomplishment for attending the program.

The Youth BRIDGES project is a partnership with three organizations: Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Open Door Society, (SSWIS & Youth Program) and the Regina Newo Yotina Friendship Centre. The aim of this project is to foster leadership and build relationships between Newcomer and Indigenous Youth ages of 13 to 21. For the last two years, these three organizations have been working to bring newcomer and Indigenous youth together to learn from each other, build relationships and foster an understanding of each other.

Originally from Ottawa, Veracity is a lot of things, including spoken word artist, facilitator, community builder, and aspiring improviser. She won the 2016 Saskatchewan Festival Words slam, represented Regina on two national slam teams, was published in Oratorealis, and was a member of the 2017 Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival ensemble. Veracity uses words and workshops to support things she cares about, like mental health awareness, LGBTQ2IA youth, and the new EmpoWerd Up youth poetry festival.

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