Voices For Change 2019




Three talented high school students from Fort Richmond Collegiate weave together powerful tales of intimate partner violence, child marriage and sexual assault in countries around the world — including Canada, Sudan and Bangladesh — in this evocative spoken word poem, showing that gender discrimination knows no boundaries.

Chosen from a pool of young Manitoba applicants interested in learning about global gender equality and the art of spoken word, Sophia Abolore, Urooba Ahmed and Jay Webster worked with MCIC’s public engagement specialist, Keana Rellinger and professional spoken word artist, Steve Locke, to write and record this collaborative piece.

The students will premiere their poem during the official launch of International Development Week in Manitoba on February 5, 2019.