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September 8, 2013

Join the Conversation on Global Dignity Day!

by Peter Skillen

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A Webinar to Support You!

Monday, September 16, 2013 7:00 – 7:45 PM EST

REGISTER NOW! Space is limited!

(This event is for Canadian participants. If you are outside of Canada, please check Global Dignity site.)

The Sixth Annual Global Dignity Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, and will be celebrated in over 50 countries around the world. This year we build upon the great success of last year’s event during which hundreds of thousands of youth participated across 50 countries.

What is Global Dignity Day?

Established in 2005, Global Dignity Day is linked to the 2020 process of the World Economic Forum, in which leaders from politics, business, academia, and civil society join efforts to improve the state of the world. A dignified life is defined as one where you have the opportunity to fulfill your potential, are treated with respect and have freedom of choice.

On this day, role models from across the country – including parents, educators, athletes, Senators, former and current Members of Parliament as well as international business and thought leaders – join thousands of volunteers to make the day possible. In Canada, role models will speak with youth across the country from Nunavut to British Columbia with the aim to instill a positive, inclusive and interconnected sense of value in young people that will guide them as they grow. Within this year’s theme, “the many faces of dignity”, students will be able to explore several facets of dignity.

How Can You and Your Students be Involved?

Get a great preview of this initiative at GlobalDignity.ca. The Global Dignity team wants to make it easy for you!! So you will see that there is a Facilitator’s Guide, an Express Guide (for shorter activities!) and a guide to help your students to produce and submit a Dignity Day story. It’s pretty awesome because we offer youth the opportunity to produce their Dignity Day stories by traditional means or with some cool Web 2.0 tools!

Join our Webinar to get More Info!

Now join us for a webinar to learn how to participate by:

  • Submitting a Dignity Day Story
  • Hosting a Dignity Day event
  • Using the Dignity Day App (Yes! A brand new Social Action app!)

When: Monday, September 16, 2013 7:00 – 7:45 PM EST (Come early to check your connections – from 6:15 PM on!)

Where: Blackboard Collaborate – REGISTER HERE!

Who:

  • Giovanna Mingarelli, National Chair, Global Dignity Canada
  • Peter Skillen, Steering Committee, Global Dignity Canada; OTF Connects Facilitator
  • Brenda Sherry, OTF Connects Facilitator

Technical Requirements:

Headset: Please have a headset with microphone. (Those you use with a cell phone work fine!) If you are in a quiet room by yourself, a headset with mic may not be as necessary!

Computer: Joining the session is usually straightforward – but there can sometimes be challenges with different browsers and so on! Hint: Join us any time after 6:15 so that we can try to sort that out! Contact peter@globaldignity.ca with challenges!

Thank You!

A BIG thank you from Canada’s Global Dignity Day National Chairs & Steering Committee to the Ontario Teachers’ Federation for its generosity in hosting the webinar on its Blackboard Collaborate service!

Contact Info:

peter@globaldignity.ca
Peter Skillen
Steering Committee, Global Dignity Canada

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