[img_assist|nid=238|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=640]It’s been too long since I posted in my blog here, so here I am again. Last time I posted was in March, I believe, and there has definitely been sooo much happening on the Ophelia’s Voice front & I’d love to share with you all.
I was typing up some of my notes from the Opening Ceremonies of the World Youth Forum and found a story I’d like to share. A young man from Kenya addressed 400 Canadian and international youth, starting a converstation on youth engagement that was to continue for the next three days, and hopefully a lot […]
So after our POD session on Friday we went to the opening party at the Pan Pacific and it was wicked awesome. I had a lot of fun. Saturday we went bike riding at Stanley Park, and by the end of it my legs were killing me but it was a good form of excercise. Then on Sunday we got into our POD’s once again and disscused what we had to disscus. Sunday was the last day for the WUFY, so there was a closing ceremony at the Aboriginal Friendship Center and that was awesome as well.
After a long last day session on sunday, Benjamin and Julie from our group went into another long session with the Youth Statement drafting committee and worked very hard to submit this draft statement on behalf of our pod. PLease come to the Youth Roundtable tomorrow wed. ( van. convention & exhibition centre Ballroom A) from 2:30-5:30 to speak out your youth voice!
Thank you Go Girls for a wonderful job facilitating the gender pod and participating in the WUFY. SOme of you have started final exams now so good luck to ya! others are working or taking care of others, and still involved in the WUF in some way. Joslyn, Andrea and I (joah) really appreciate your company, your good questions, and the discussions you are having amongst yourselves and all the people you are meeting. PLease take a few moments to post some thoughts about your time here onto the kickaction blogs – are the ideas and activities of the World Urban Forum relevant to you and your lives? Has it helped you think differently about the lives of others or the world we live in? What are some of your revelations?
Saturday was an exhausting yet exhiliarating day for the Gender Pod. B/w setting up the Girl World Wide Multiple Media Exhibit at the Central library (a 8+ hour process between numerous people), attending Danielle’s presentation of the made-for-WUF film: Gurl Lenz – Wide World and discussion on how the Millenium Development Goals can be informed by a political gendered perspective, and a 2 hour bike ride around Stanley Park where the sky threatened to rain the entire time but only spat a little, it was a truly memorable day i’ll never forget.
Yesterday as a part of the WUFY fieldtrip workshop, the gender pod and I rode bikes along the sea wall of Stanley Park. We had a tour guide who told us amazing stories of aboriginal women and their families that resided at Stanley Park long ago. It was a long ride my aching behind is the evidence.
Hello I’m Sabiha and i am about to facilitate a WUFY confrence with my girls goup “GO GIRLS”. We will be focusing on gender equality. I am absolutly nervous. I dont know what i’m going to say and what to do. Ive been to coonfrences but i’ve never run one. AHAHAH! LOL Whatever happens I know i will have fun!
Abuzz is Vancouver with delegates arriving from all directions. Video and art exhibits are going up, the Youth Hub is funky and functional with lounge/meeting areas, youth art, computer lab,and on and on.
Girl World Wide partners the Go Girls will be facilitating a group of 40-50 youth delegates who have chosen to strategize/organize through the theme (POD) of GENDER EQUITY. The planned activity is to share personal stories through making a quilt together that will be displayed at the WUF Youth Cafe Art Space.