We Day - Celebrating youth who create change

One focus of the Dalai Lama Center is educating youth to be more compassionate and to express this through action.  We Day www.weday.com – created by www.freethechildren.com founders Craig & Marc Kielburger in 2007 – brings together youth committed to taking positive actions locally or globally.  Speakers and celebrities – such as, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Magic Johnson, Demi Lovato (Vancouver – Oct.18th); Mikhail Gorbachev (Calgary – Oct. 24th); Al Gore, Nelly Furtado (Toronto – Sept. 28th), and the Dalai Lama in 2009 – inspire youth at eight concert venues throughout Canada. 

Admission is free with a commitment to volunteer some time for a good cause.  Teachers are encouraged to participate with their classes and youth and adults over 16 can also volunteer at one of the local events .  Overall, a very good cause. 

Watch the We Day video

“…by awakening the spirit of activism in young people, anything is possible - injustices can be stopped, our local and global communities can be transformed for the better, and hope for the future can be sustained” – Free The Children

 

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Dr. Martin Phillips-Hing s a registered psychologist in private practice in Langley, BC.

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