Immigrant and Refugee Youth Empowerment Summer Program

A Program delivered by the

Canadian Council for Refugees, Edmonton

and the

Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton

The main goal of this project is to create a safe space for newcomer youth to talk about their challenges while learning about anti-oppression practices and how they can incorporate them to their daily lives. Newcomer youth will be empowered and will have effective tools to deal with  forms of oppression they may encounter. Moreover, an important foundation of this project is to recognize the colonial origins of Canada and how they continue to have an impact in our communities; in that way, not only the youth will have the capacity to understand their own situation but they will also see how complex our communities. The project will also include different creative and artistic techniques that we will use throughout the workshops. We hope that by the end of the camp they will have the tools necessary to build stronger links both within their communities and with other cultural communities in Edmonton, develop critical and leadership skills necessary for them to pursue their goals.

 

Week 1 Understanding Oppression (July 12 &13)

During the first week the idea is to introduce participants to the concept of anti-oppression while starting a process of self-awareness about their identity and how it plays a role in the experiences they have within society.

Week 2 Newcomer and immigrant youth standing in solidarity with Indigenous peoples (July 26 & 27)

Condor and Eagle Committee of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton

Once participants have learned the concept of anit-oppression and become more aware of their identities and environment, we will move towards learning about the struggles of Indigenous peoples of Canada in Canada and our responsibilities as immigrants.

Week 3 Taking Action (August 9 & 10)

The purpose of this week is to identify particular leadership tools that participants can use to voice their concerns and address the issues they are facing in their lives and their communities

Week 4 Expressing ourselves through art (August 30 & 31)

Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton

The purpose of this week is to introduce participants to artistic avenues in order to express their concerns and issues. This would serve as an empowering session for participants may reach tangible results regarding everything they have learned during the four weekends of the summer camp.

 

This program is sponsored by:

the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op and the Boardwalk Rental Communities Learning and Change Award Community Service Learning, University of Alberta.

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I Go on Walking)

Sunday, September 15, 2013
6:00 PM
Westbury Theatre
Trans Alta Arts Barns
10330 – 84 Avenue

Funded in part by the Edmonton Arts Council

A musical play focused on the historical events leading up to the military coup of September 11, 1973 in Chile.vsvc-web-poster

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I go Dreaming, I go Walking) begins with a young fishermans’ son Emilio Gonzalez, played by Alejandro Moreno, that breaks from the family tradition of becoming a fisherman  in a defiant manner and enrolls in the University in Santiago months before the September 11, 1973 military coup. Discovering his own identity he becomes involved in the student movement that supports the existing government of President Salvador Allende Gossens. While at university he meets Amanda, played by Marina Mair-Sanchez and through volunteer work they become politically conscious leading to their increased involvement in the student and Popular Unity movement of the time.

When the military coup transpires, Emilio is caught in the middle of the chaos; leading to a difficult decision…to either leave the country and people he loves, or continue to face the political persecution of the military coup and perhaps even death.

The music of acclaimed singer/song writer, Victor Jara, serves as the foundation for the play and will be performed by the Edmonton Latin America folklore group, de Menor a Mayor with the musical direction of Daymar Calvario.
For more information on this musical production please visit the blog site of Memoria Viva Theatre

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando/Consulta Comunitaria

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando/Consulta Comunitaria

Estimados miembros de nuestra comunidad, se hace un llamado a todos aquellos interesados en escuchar el primer borrador de la obra de teatro: Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando por favor asistir el 30 de Marzo a las 13:00 en la Escuela Pública Meyonohk, ubicada en la 1850 Lakewood Road South en Mill Woods.

Se pide por favor que se registren anteriormente mandando un correo electrónico a mvedmonton1@gmail.com. Para mayor información por favor llame al numero 780-293-8496.

40 Años: Llamada a la participación con la Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton

Estimados miembros de nuestra comunidad, se les invita cordialmente a asistir a un encuentro cuyo objetivo es llamar a la participación en la planificación y implementación del programa de los 40 Años de Conmemoración del Once de Septiembre. Esta reunión se llevará a cabo el sábado, 30 de Marzo a las 4:00 PM en la escuela Meyonohk localizada en la 1850 Lakewood Road South en Mill Woods. Para mayor información llame al 780-293-8496 o manden un correo electronico a mvedmonton1@gmail.com.

La Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton ha estado desarrollando eventos específicos para el comienzo de Septiembre, entre ellos lo siguiente:

Domingo, 1 de Septiembre
Asado y Encuentro Comunitario en la Placa y Banco Salvador Allende

Primera o segunda semana de Septiembre
Exhibición de Arte de Artistas Chilenos y Latinoamericanos locales

Sábado, 7 de Septiembre
Evento – 40 Aniversario Conmemoración del Once de Septiembre
Local: Bonnie Doon Community Hall

Un dia durante la segunda semana de Septiembre
Presentación en la Universidad de Alberta

Miércoles, 11 de Septiembre
Evento Conmemorativo en la Placa y Banco Salvador Allende

Domingo, 15 de Septiembre
Obra de Teatro: Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando
Local: TransAlta Arts Barns

La Sociedad Memoria Viva hace un llamado amplio a todos que quieran participar y trabajar en estos eventos para conmemorar los 40 años del 11 de septiembre.

Los esperamos el 30 de marzo.

Cordialmente,

 
Rodrigo Loyola

Secretary / Secretario

Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton / Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton

1115 – 87 Street NW

Edmonton, AB

T6K 1X9

Cell: 780-293-8496

E-mail: mvedmonton1@gmail.com

Website: www.memoriavivaed.wordpress.com

Invitation to September 11 Commemoration

La Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton les invita cordialmente a la
Conmemoración del Once de Septiembre
________________________
domingo, 9 de septiembre 2012
Bonnie Doon Community Hall
9240 – 93 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
2:00 a 5:00 PM
Para mayor información por favor llame 780-293-8496
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The Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton cordially invites you to
The September 11 Commemoration
_____________________________
Sunday, September 9 2012
Bonnie Doon Community Hall
9240 – 93 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
2:00 – 5:00 PM
For more information please call 780-293-8496

Festival de Cine latinoamericano El Mundo al Revés Latin American Film Festival

Castellano

Estimados miembros y amigos, la Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton es orgulloso de compartir con Uds. el Tercer Festival de Cine Latino Americano El Mundo al Revés que ha sido programado para el 26 a 28 de Enero del 2012.  Por favor visitenos luego por la lista de las peliculas de este año.

Invitamos a miembros de la comunidad Chilena en Edmonton que traigan sus fotografias y documentos para el Archivo Comunitario Chileno al festival de cine a las 12:00 de la tarde el 28 de Enero donde serán registrados y aceptados.  Para mayor información sobre el festival o el Archivo Comunitario Chileno por favor escríbenos al correo-e mvedmonton1@gmail.com

English

Dear members and friends, the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton is proud to share with you that the 3rd Annual El Mundo al Revés Latin American Film Festival has been scheduled for January 26 to 28, 2012.  Please check back with us soon for the full film schedule for this year’s festival.

We will be inviting members of the Chilean community in Edmonton to bring their photographs and documents for the Chilean Community Archive to the film festival at 12 noon on January 28 where they will be registered and accepted.  For more information on both the festival and the Chilean Community Archive please contact us at the email mvedmonton1@gmail.com