WALK THIS WAY
YONGE STREET WALK FOR YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE
SEPTEMBER 23RD 2012
MEETING POINT NORTH EAST CORNER OF YONGE AND BLOOR
WALK DOWN MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE
UNITE @ 2:30PM SHARP
Lately there’s been a lot of speculation about the value of investing in young people and the arts. As Toronto’s creative young people whose lives have been positively impacted by our exposure and engagement with the arts, and as those who have the honour of working in the sector and serving our communities – we know just how valuable it is.
It’s time to mobilize. We are calling out artists, organizers, mentors, youth, elders, community leaders, community members, and visionaries to walk in solidarity for youth, arts, and cultural programs. Bring your community and creativity out on September 23rd and walk with us to:
* Celebrate the value of Youth, Arts & Cultural Programs in building healthy, empowered and resilient individuals & communities.
* Appreciate the energy and innovation of youth arts programs and the crucial role that they play in connecting our city.
* Recognize the 20th anniversary of Fresh Arts and other foundation community programs and the value of young people in all parts of Toronto being able to tell their stories.
* Develop, discuss and review ways to stabilize investment in young people.
Bring your artistic expression, rally your communities and add to a collective energy as we move down Yonge Street into Manifesto’s Live At The Square – an annual youth arts festival happening that day. Calling out participation from dancers, poets, street writers, emcees, beatboxers, visual artists, documentarians, drummers, percussionists & more – it’s time to write our story ourselves.
For full info and backgrounder visit http://walkforyoutharts.org
Buses from parts of GTA provided via http://themanifesto.ca/shuttle
Please show that you will be walking with us by going to walkforyoutharts.org and signing your name on the ADD YOUR NAME link.
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/WalkForYouthCulture
Facebook Event listing: http://www.facebook.com/events/315861355178731/
Twitter: #walk4youtharts – post what youth, arts & cultural programs mean to you via twitter
If your organization believes in the statement INVESTMENT IN YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE MATTERS – send us your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to a growing number of partner organizations in solidarity.