The text below is an article by Robert Onley, published October 15, 2014 on Global Shapers.
Today Global Dignity Day is being celebrated in 71 countries by over 400,000 students!
Here in Canada, Global Shapers Hubs from coast-to-coast have teamed up in supporting our national videoconference connecting 2,000 students across eight schools in sharing their dignity stories. The event can be streamed live here from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST.
This morning also marks one month since Global Dignity launched the globally crowdsourced Less. More. youth empowerment campaign in partnership with Ottawa-based tech startup, PlayMC2, which was Co-Founded by Ottawa Global Shaper and Canadian Global Dignity Country Chair, Giovanna Mingarelli. View the Less. More. launch video on YouTube.
Created pro bono by the New York-based Ad Agency, BBDO, the Less. More. campaign is designed to empower youth to reduce digital and real-world negativity by tracking their dignity-related actions in real-time. Click here for easy-to-share campaign Facebook posts, Tweets and posters.
Be sure to check out articles by Abu Dhabi Hub Curator, Shaaz Nasir, in MindThis, “Have You Found Your Dignity?”, “Crowdsourcing Dignity”, an article by Founding Curator of the Luxembourg Hub, Carolina Parisi, and Giovanna’s newest article published in The Huffington Post about the Global Dignity Less. More. campaign “Promoting Malala’s Vision for Youth with Global Dignity Day.”
What’s more, we recently hosted the Third Annual Ottawa Global Shapers Global Dignity Fundraiser, which was formally endorsed by the President of Carleton University, Dr. Roseann Runte. The Ottawa Hub was also grateful for the support of local sponsors including: HazloLaw—Business Lawyers, the Academy of Internal Auditors from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Heroa Media and 1125@Carleton, the University’s Living Lab. You can also see photos from the event in our Dropbox.
Now we invite you to play your part and to join students everywhere in tagging microactions, Facebook posts and Tweets with #dignity and #gdignity. Visit www.globaldignity.org for more details and be sure to watch the live stream here from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST.