MCIC is looking for students for the 2015 ‘We Are Making a Difference’ project

Posted November 3rd 2014

Last years spoken word piece, written and performed by six high school students.

Last years spoken word piece, written and performed by six high school students.

MCIC invites high school students from Manitoba to be a part of 2015’s We Are Making a Difference project. High school students with an interest in spoken word (or related skills, like drama, poetry or hip hop) and a passion for social justice are invited to explore global issues and share their talent through a group spoken word piece. View the 2014 spoken word piece here.

In four sessions, students will have the opportunity to: learn about issues related to international development from professionals, collaborate with a professional spoken word artist, record with a professional videographer, and perform in front of a live audience. This performance will kick off International Development Week (February 1-7th, 2015) in Winnipeg!

Spoken word mentor: Steve Locke, 2012 Winnipeg Individual Slam Champion and Winnipeg Poetry Slam Director International development mentors: Elyse Cook and Kira Burkett from MCIC, and guest presenters Videographers: Braydon Musick and team from Tripwire Media Inc.


Application deadline: November 22nd, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of November.

Students must be available for gatherings in Winnipeg during the day on December 6th, January 30th, January 31st, and February 3rd. Travel subsidies and billets are available for participants from outside Winnipeg. Lunch will be provided at sessions. For more information, contact Elyse Cook at