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Feature Organization: The Graffiti Gallery

In All Posts, Feature Organization by Daphne Weimar

We live in a world with so much creativity and passion. Unfortunately, however, there is unequal access to tools and guidance to help people achieve their creative goals. Art is a therapy, can help reform people, and can bring joy to others. The Graffiti Gallery, also known as Graffiti Art Programming Inc. or GAP, sees the power of art and has worked to help others learn how to use art in their life. 1. Tell us a bit about the Graffiti Gallery! How did …

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Feature Organization: 1JustCity

In All Posts, Feature Organization by Christie McLeod

Every few months, I hear about a new project or fundraiser that 1JustCity is planning to raise funds or resources for their four outreach sites. A few of the events they’ve held in the past include: Crochet of Caring –> where they made sleeping mats out of plastic shopping bags! Jenga 4 Justice We Will Wear What We Want –> a day to encourage women to choose what to wear based on their personal style, culture or religious beliefs Chorus …

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Feature Organization: Variety: The Children’s Charity

In All Posts, Feature Organization by Daphne Weimar

This World Health Day, we wanted to draw your attention to a health charity working here in Winnipeg: Variety: The Children’s Charity! When you think about equality, do you picture everyone being treated the same? Equality is great if everyone is the exact same- but thankfully we’re not! Since different people have differing needs, that’s where equity comes into play. Consider this analogy. A  group of people want to see a view that requires looking over a fence. If pursuing …

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Feature Organization: Prison Libraries Committee

In All Posts, Feature Organization by Christie McLeod

While February is I Love to Read Month, for Kirsten Wurmann, Chair of the Prison Libraries Committee, literacy initiatives are an all-year goal! Check out our interview with Kirsten to learn more about the great work the Prison Libraries Committee is doing and learn how you can get involved! 1. Tell us a bit about the Prison Libraries Committee! How did it get started? The Prison Libraries Committee is a very active part of the Manitoba Library Association and we just …