I spent today in a room with 16000 teenagers. It was awesome. It was inspiring. It was loud!
Today was the first We Day held in Winnipeg.
It was definitely more fun to be there in person.
The speakers were all fantastic, although Al Gore and Rick Hanson got my kids’ votes for best spoken and most motivational, in that order.
The message today was that we need to find what we are passionate about changing and then go and do it.
We need to stop hunger on the streets of Winnipeg,
we need to build functional schools in Native communties,
we need to work to preserve a viable environment,
we need to build schools in Africa, and China, and India,
we need to give people clean water,
we need to provide people everywhere with access to medical care,
we need to help people to help themselves,
we need to raise money,
we need to donate money,
we need to let our politicians know what matters,
we need to work alone,
we need to work together,
we need to raise our voices individually and in community to speak for those that have no voice!
My favourite quote of the day: Don’t say can’t or won’t, just ask how.
I can’t think of a better way to spend my day.
See you at We Day 2012, because my teens will be going back!
Here’s a few minutes from our day.