Posted: May 1, 2019
It was an amazing day celebrating the voice of Langley’s Youth. Thank-you to all the youth organizers and sponsoring teachers from Brookswood Secondary for making this happen. The platform was an incredible opportunity for students to educate and inspire us all.
Sharky Guppy is a self organized Jazz Band whose twenty some odd members got to the event and back all on their own. Ran the music on their own, and ran their rehearsals independent of any class. This, plus the beautiful performance, was something to be truly proud of.
Our very own Duncan Ryans spoke about his experience learning about Indigenous Peoples of Canada through English 12 First Nations. His insight into where we need to be as students, teachers, and as a community moving forward was powerful. He spoke about the powerful matriarchs in his life that have guided his own journey as a young man. He thanks the First Nations community and those strong women around him who have helped him to find and recognize the power of his own voice.
Asalah Yousseff spoke to youth about finding power in truth. Letting youth know how powerful their voice truly was and how to use it effectively. Her message inspired others to make a change, make a difference and stand up for what they truly believe in.