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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."- Victor Hugo. The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21, the summer solstice. Music is the sound of a society, of a time and a place. It articulates the ideas and emotions that "cannot remain silent." This refusal to remain silent is why music has so much social power. To celebrate world music day, we invite you to explore the connection between music and social change.
There are over 20 million refugees in the world many who have fled their countries due to civil wars and ethnic, tribal and religious violence. On June 20 join us in honouring World Refugee Day to focus not only on the causes of their exile, but also on their determination and will to survive and on the contributions they make to their host communities.
Global Dignity Day Canada brings together role models from across the country to inspire and encourage students to make dignified, positive, and inclusive life choices as they develop into their best selves. The goal of this year's event is to highlight dignity as a vehicle to unify and broaden our sense of community, and instill the notion that one's actions can impact and enrich the lives of others. We're looking for youth role models who are examples of living with dignity to be featured in the Global Dignity Day Canada celebrations this October. Do you have someone to nominate? E-mail us at [email protected]!
In the words of Kofi Annan, "Illicit drugs destroy innumerable individual lives and undermine our societies. Confronting the illicit trade in drugs and its effects remains a major challenge for the international community." To honour the June 21st Day we invite you to read Panorama articles about drug addiction and to get involved in The Youth Network for Harm Reduction.
We See Things Differently is a youth led, collaborative campaign to collect and connect our stories, our visions and our efforts to remake the world within one generation. We want to hear from the young leaders around the planet: What is your vision for a better world? What issues are important to you and what you doing about it? How can we get involved to help you take action? Join us on World Environment Day, June 5th for a kickoff webinar, or share your story through TIG's #WSTD Global Gallery and Panorama Sets
Adobe Youth Voices ignites young people's Creative Confidence - the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems - with advanced digital media tools and powerful storytelling techniques. The 2012-2013 collection showcases work by youth in 22 countries including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Egypt and Canada. Visit our Adobe Youth Voices Global Gallery collection to see how young people are using their creativity to change the world!
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I'm a mobile apps developer, Microsoft Student Partner and I took the 2nd place in Imagine Cup 2012.
I, in my school was always involved in various events, seminars and competitions on global and national issues. This en-rooted a deep interest in me to know about everything in the world that affects we, the people as a part of society. We actually don't have to go too far searching for a source of...
My childhood hero was my father and I always inspired by him. In a nutshell, he was a great man. Now, I'm matured and my childhood inspirations have turned to my dream and passion which is blooming at a snail's pace! At present, the inspirations come from the poor people, rural women, green, nature etc....
Inspiration comes from the Lord, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and every other god. It comes from nature and it's beauty, sometimes from the beauty of others. But most importantly, it comes from the acts of others. Even mistakes are inspiring, so you can learn from them. Lots of my inspiration comes from...
I think TakingITGlobal can help me achieve my goals because I am exposed to a lot of people and information I need in my field. Right now I have already contacted a lot of people currently involved in my field who can share with me various experiences and information. TakingITGlobal works!
Whenever I look at the sadness of the world, such as poverty, crime, abuse and all other atrocities and notice that there are some people who are still determined to make our lives better. I am also inspired by seeing people rise above all odds to make it to better positions in their own lives!
I am inspired when I hear about other people who volunteer at soup kitchens or events like the Special Olympics. When people raise money for important causes, I feel it is very inspiring especially after a natural disaster which can displace many people from their homes. When my Girl Scout troop held a...
I find people from the past very inspirational. They provide a link to the way things used to be before big industry took over, which is a great way to restore faith in myself. A great many famous scientists, inventors, and authors have been people who “think outside the box”—and I’m like that too....
The aim of the Do One Thing campaign is to build a world movement and to express public support for Diversity, building inclusive societies and enhancing dialogue and understanding among people and cultures. Check out the campaign's facebook page and sign on to our featured commitment to learn about other cultures.