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IMPORTANT NOTICE: MCIC Walk the Talk SDGs Braindate Series Goes Virtual

Posted August 21st 2020

Walk the Talk is a public event series hosted by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation that offers an opportunity for Manitobans to engage in and discuss topics related to international issues and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a braindate discussion series where participants engage in conversation with other citizens who think globally.

Due to the new health restrictions in the Prairie Mountain Health region, we have decided to offer the first event in this series virtually in order to keep you and our communities safe. Unfortunately, we will not be holding the Brandon event in person. Our decision to move this conversation online comes suddenly as we do our part to adapt and help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities across Manitoba.

Join our first event for a conversation virtually on ZOOM. Consider taking your laptop outside or calling in by phone and walk in your own community during our call. Stay tuned for your opportunity to Walk the Talk with us in Gimli in September, and Winnipeg in October!

Who Should Join:

Any citizen who thinks globally really. You don’t need to be an expert - we just expect respectful conversation. This event is wheelchair accessible. Service animals.

What You Need:

Your thoughts. Access to ZOOM link or phone-in option available.

How Does it Work:

When you register you’ll be asked to select your top three discussion topics. When you login, you’ll be paired with a virtual walking partner. We’ll do our best to pair you with someone who is interested in the same top topic.

Respectful conversation means:

Ideas are discussed freely, and all people are respected.

Topics for Conversation:

  • Theme 1, SDG 11 & SDG 9: Can international industry Build Back Better after COVID-19 to reduce air pollution while still advancing economically?

  • Theme 2, SDG 5: What should be included in a national (any country) feminist pandemic response strategy in order to address the gender inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19?

  • Theme 3, SDG 4 & SDG 10: Can quality education be achieved in the Global South during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Theme 4, SDG 3: If COVID-19 lockdowns are re-instated during colder/winter months how do you plan to cope regarding personal health and well-being?

  • Theme 5, SDG 12: Besides buying Fairtrade certified goods, how can Canadian consumers stop child labour in the Global South?

Sounds great! Join this SDGs Braindate for a conversation virtually on ZOOM. Consider taking your laptop outside or calling in by phone and walk in your own community during our call.

Register here