True Heart, a chapter in honor of all GLBT students worldwide, from the Peace Out Project by Susan Haid.
THE PEACE OUT PROJECT is a creativity-based, kid-friendly program that builds peaceful relationships by teaching self-love, self-worth, compassion, acceptance and creative expression. The Peace Out Project™ (POP) is designed not only to inspire but to create the platform for conflict resolution and positive change for kids, parents, caregivers, teachers, schools, communities and beyond.
Right now, kids feel completely alone, handling the issue of bullying the best way they know how, with little understanding, few tools, and little support. We want kids to know that they are not alone, and that It's Up 2 Us to solve these issues hand-in-hand. In response to this destructive social issue, we have designed a dynamic awareness program called The Peace Out Project™. We provide kids with the opportunity to channel their energies in powerful creative directions, thereby opening the door to hope, self-reliance, meaning and change. We provide tools & support in many different areas to transform conflict into opportunity and focus a young person's energy in a positive direction. Most of all, we foster the growth of self-love, the cure for bullying & abuse, inside and outside of the classroom.
For more information about the Peace Out Project, and for information about launching this dynamic program in your area, visit www.peaceoutproject.com.
Bringing you some brand new music from Rae Spoon. Enjoy Rae's "Ocean Blue" video from the newly released album, I Can't Keep All of Our Secrets. Then check out our interview with Rae from a while back. The "Ocean Blue" video was directed by Chelsea McMullan and produced by FABRICA.
In 2013, the Ontario Arts Council will celebrate 50 years of support to the hundreds of artists and arts organizations across the province. Among these are the dance organizations, dancers and choreographers who produce and create in Ontario. OAC support helps ensure that dance lovers throughout the province have access to their work.
On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, Isaac told his girlfriend to meet her at his parent's house for dinner. When she arrived he had stationed his brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He "wanted to play her a song"...What she got instead was the world's first Live Lip-Dub Proposal!
May 17th, 2012 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. An International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia belongs to no one individual. It’s about all people hoping for a prejudice-free world that can provide a place at the table for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. Inspired by all world theme-days, the day set aside to fight homophobia and Transphobia needs to be appropriated by all of those actively involved in civil society: gay and lesbian community organisations, those organisations focusing on other types of sexual diversity, unions, employers, private businesses, governments, public administration, professional associations, and all individuals seeking equality.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay talks about the human cost of homophobia and transphobia. Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship. "We cannot let these abuses stand", the High Commissioner says, calling on States to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. "Punish violence and hatred, not love," she says.