On March 14, 2014, schools from across Leduc County, Alberta, gathered for a day of fun and learning. After a brief introduction and rounds of icebreakers in groups, the students broke off into different educational workshops.
Some speakers at the event included Garth Prince, an African singer who opened up about his past experiences with racism and addiction, but also shared how he overcame many obstacles to have a successful career and family life.
Other workshops included Alberta’s own Free2BeYOUth and The Pride Centre of Edmonton, who along with various other presenters talked about self-esteem, abuse, consent, gender, sexuality, and what it means to be two-spirit.
At the end of the day, the Jer’s Vision team left Leduc County knowing that the students and teachers there were much more informed, and had the power to make changes in their schools and communities.