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EVENT: Anti-Poverty Rally & March
Attended by Salma & Heba
April 15, 2010
Toronto, Canada

When you live in the "First World" people tend to forget that there are many individuals, particularly children who have little or nothing to eat.

"Just go to a food bank...poor people should stop having babies...no one goes hungry in a country like Canada..."

These are all things I have heard, over and over, in my work in a busy shelter, in university lectures, on television, on the train, wherever, I go.

The reality is that poverty can happen to anyone, and there is no simple answer. 
I attended this rally and march to support the cause, but also to be visible in the fight against poverty and ignorance surrounding poverty.




EVENT:No Flat Fees/Tuition Increase Rally
Attended by Salma
March 8, 2010
Toronto, Canada

I am very privileged to have been able to attain a post-secondary education but it's DARN expensive. I attended this rally against tuition hikes and flat fees. The flat fees issue is a troublesome one because students who take 3 or 3.5 courses will be forced to pay for 5 courses. How rational is that? 
Many students are struggling already to pay for the courses that they "need" to take to fulfill their course requirements. They work full time, are disabled, have children (families), do NOT get financial assistance from the government and take fewer courses which of course takes longer for them to finish their degrees. How can they pay for courses they are not taking?

There were many protesters, but I only captured some of the women who were in the crowd, or whom I chanted with on the sidelines.  The weather was up and down. It was a rainy, windy chilly day, but by the looks at some of these shoes, you can't tell at all.


Take a Look.

[banner]
[Delish food: Pekoras, samosas and lots of dips]
[African drumming- the sound was awesome]
[The sign says it all]
[Did I mention that it was raining and quite chilly?]
[She's dressed for rain
[This sister wore her message well: "EDUCATION IS A RIGHT"]



EVENT: Peace march
Attended by Susie
 January 2007



EVENT:" Walk in their Shoes" Peace March in Washington DC
Attended by Susie
 January 2007


EVENT:A Walk to Remember
Attended by Brandy
 October 2010
Toronto, Canada






EVENT: Anti-Poverty Rally & March
Attended by Salma & Heba
April 15, 2010
Toronto, Canada

When you live in the "First World" people tend to forget that there are many individuals, particularly children who have little or nothing to eat.

"Just go to a food bank...poor people should stop having babies...no one goes hungry in a country like Canada..."

These are all things I have heard, over and over, in my work in a busy shelter, in university lectures, on television, on the train, wherever, I go.

The reality is that poverty can happen to anyone, and there is no simple answer. 
I attended this rally and march to support the cause, but also to be visible in the fight against poverty and ignorance surrounding poverty.




EVENT:No Flat Fees/Tuition Increase Rally
Attended by Salma
March 8, 2010
Toronto, Canada

I am very privileged to have been able to attain a post-secondary education but it's DARN expensive. I attended this rally against tuition hikes and flat fees. The flat fees issue is a troublesome one because students who take 3 or 3.5 courses will be forced to pay for 5 courses. How rational is that? 
Many students are struggling already to pay for the courses that they "need" to take to fulfill their course requirements. They work full time, are disabled, have children (families), do NOT get financial assistance from the government and take fewer courses which of course takes longer for them to finish their degrees. How can they pay for courses they are not taking?

There were many protesters, but I only captured some of the women who were in the crowd, or whom I chanted with on the sidelines.  The weather was up and down. It was a rainy, windy chilly day, but by the looks at some of these shoes, you can't tell at all.


Take a Look.

[banner]
[Delish food: Pekoras, samosas and lots of dips]
[African drumming- the sound was awesome]
[The sign says it all]
[Did I mention that it was raining and quite chilly?]
[She's dressed for rain
[This sister wore her message well: "EDUCATION IS A RIGHT"]



EVENT: Peace march
Attended by Susie
 January 2007



EVENT:" Walk in their Shoes" Peace March in Washington DC
Attended by Susie
 January 2007


EVENT:A Walk to Remember
Attended by Brandy
 October 2010
Toronto, Canada






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