Project Respect is proud to announce our third event of the summer! The Rhizome Picnic! This Picnic is for people to come share some food, ideas and perspectives around social justice issues and to get to know one another. We invite family and friends of all ages and genders to come along and join the fun! What brings people together better than food and the great outdoors?
Where: Stadacona Park, between Begbie and Pandora
When: Wednesday, August 27th at 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Bus Tickets Available!
What is Rhizome?
The Rhizome Team is a youth-led social action team working together to create community-based action to end sexualized, gender based, and colonial violence. Building a sense of community with youth is one of our main goals for this picnic. We’ll be using critical thinking and fun group games to learn more about each other’s views on life and society.
What’s the inspiration behind the picnic this year?
Top Left is a youth-led movement focused on involving more boys and young men in working towards ending violence towards girls, women and trans people. The reason why we want to work more with young boys and men is because we often find that boys and young men are looked at only as possible perpetrators and the problem, instead of being looked at as apart of the solution.
Jackson Katz has been a great voice and resource, speaking to these issues at events like TEDxFiDiWomen, and is known worldwide for his views on masculinity. Youth are also gathering in their communities to identify how and why gender based violence is happening and what action they can take to address it, and The Rhizome Picnic is one of these actions.
Our target audience for this event is self-identified boys and young men so that we can invite other boys and young men to be a part of this movement! This is a family friendly event for people of all ages and genders.
To hear more about how some men are talking about these issues, check out these videos:
We believe these conversations will help us meet our goal in preventing violence. Please join us for these events and be apart of our award-winning social action team to create change in our community!
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