On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, the Windsor team held an action event (titled "Wall of Wages") for the $15 and Fairness campaign at the CAW Student Centre at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Please see the attached pictures from the Wall of Wages event.
Windsor youth researcher, Dhouha Triki, has written an article for HerCampus about the National Day of Action event that was held on November 2nd, 2016.
Please check out Dhouha's article through the link below:
On November 21st, the Windsor Tikkun youth researchers, Erin Dufour, Erin Rose, and Dhouha Triki were set up in the CAW Student Centre at the University of Windsor engaging students, staff, faculty about the $15 & Fairness campaign and its demands. They spoke to over 50 individuals and received positive feedback and support for the campaign. They will be set up in the CAW Student Centre on Wednesday Nov 23rd from 9AM-3PM again. They encourage folks to stop by and learn more about the campaign.
Ashley Nurmela, a Youth Researcher from the Thunder Bay site of the Tikkun Project, has been actively working on an anti-racism campaign titled "Stand Up! Against Racism." Ashley's project has received the Mayor's Community Safety Award for an Outstanding Community Project. Check out a video below of Ashley talking about her project.
One of our Windsor Youth Researchers, Erin Rose, participated in the $15 & Fairness Rally in Toronto, Ontario on October 1st, 2016. The $15 and Fairness campaign, which aims to raise the minimum wage in Ontario to $15, is an active part of our Windsor Youth Researchers' work and involvement. See below for a couple of pictures from Erin's participation in the Toronto rally. Feel free to check out http://15andfairness.org/ for more information on the movement.
Some of our Windsor Youth Researchers recently organized a National Day of Action rally at the University of Windsor to fight rising tuition fees. This rally was held on November 2nd, 2016. Check out some pictures from the events below.
Furthermore, check out the following news article on the event and our youth researchers' involvement:
Lina Chaker, one of our youth researchers from the Windsor site, was recently involved in working with Hyggelig, an empowering summer camp for Syrian refugee youth in Windsor, Ontario that was created by Hiba Hijazi. Lina was involved with this camp initiative, specifically in regards to assisting the youth demonstrate their lived experience through things such as a Living Library and memorable quilt.
Included below is a video that provides more information on this camp and its endeavours:
One of the high school Indigenous youth groups from the Tikkun Project (Superior High School) organized an Indigenous youth-driven initiative to create a powwow. The event was a success and the CBC has written an article about this event, including pictures. Please check out this article below:
One of the high school Indigenous youth groups from the Tikkun Project (Superior High School) has organized an Indigenous youth-driven initiative to create a powwow. The Indigenous youth during Tikkun sessions, with the support of an Aboriginal facilitator in the school, have decided to hold and organize a powwow at their school. This powwow is the first one that has been held since the school opened.
Tikkun leader Kaitlin Madore encouraged the youth to take the lead and make decisions about what they envision for this event. The youth have since organized the dancing, the drumming groups, and craft displays (which they are making themselves). The Aboriginal facilitator in the school is working with the art teacher for a special Indigenous arts and craft class that has thirty students attending and participating. In this class, Indigenous youth will be leading a class on the skills needed to make and sew moccasins.
Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming event!