Grateful for @tiff_net for connecting my documentary, Girl Up to @civicactiongtha Summit and @cameronpbailey for announcing the film in such a beautiful and powerful way. .
Three short clips from my documentary, Girl Up, was showcased to start the conversation on how to combat human trafficking, followed by a panel discussion with civic leaders including elected officials, senior business executives, and community advocates. Hon. Lisa McLeod took the stage after to talk more about MPP Laurie Scott's bill, Girl Next Door Act. In the end, all leaders who were sitting in the audience were asked to team up and come up with potential solutions. The summit did that with each of the 5 topics they covered. Everyone was given a sheet with questions that we had to fill out on what we learned and how we can combat this issue which was followed by a group discussion of sharing what we came up with. The sheet was collected by the summit volunteer at the end of the session and all the ideas generated will be used by the changemakers to create initiatives that will help find solutions for the 5 issues and hopefully transform the region for the better.
CivicAction Summit happens every 4 years. It’s by invites only. Hundreds of civic leaders come together to combat issues and come up with solutions for a change. This year, the 5 topics were Future of Work: Life in the Skills Lane, Inclusion: Unlocking Inclusive Cities, Sex Trafficking: Human, Not Capital, Housing: Reframing Where and How We Live & Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather: ResilienCity.
Thank you CivicAction for letting me be a part of the Housing: Reframing Where and How We Live and Sex Trafficking: Human, Not Capital session. What a powerful summit. .
#grateful #powerful #changemakers #CanvasGTHA - 3 months ago