Date(s) - 08/02/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Regina Global Citizen Awards: Partners for a Better World
Program at 7:30 PM | Doors @ 7:00PM – FREE & open to all!
Royal Sask Museum, 2445 Albert Street, Regina
A part of International Development Week (IDW) celebrations: Feb 3-10.
See All IDW events: earthbeat.sk.ca/events/idw
The 28th Annual Global Citizen Award is celebrating the theme of “Partners for a Better World”, celebrating inspiring Saskatchewan people working towards global citizenship, global cooperation, justice and peace. The awards will spotlight work that is based on shared goals and values, mutual respect, solidarity and our shared responsibility as global citizens.
Join us in Regina as we celebrate the contributions of these amazing Saskatchewan people and organizations working for a more just and sustainable world:
- Dave Mitchell
- Abdullahi Nunow
- Terri Sleeva
- Marcella Pedersen
(see bio excerpts below!)
Dave Mitchell is an editor, writer and organizer with deep roots in Saskatchewan’s political scene. He edited Briarpatch Magazine (2005-2010), co-edited the books Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (2012) and Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South (2017), and assembled content for GlobalHive.ca, an on-line public engagement toolkit for global citizenship. Dave has long worked for social and economic justice, and his contributions to communities and networks of organizers in Saskatchewan, Mexico, and points between are immeasurable. His quiet leadership in helping social movements to be more effective, coupled with his incisive analyses of capitalist and imperialist exploitation in the Global South (and all around us) are an inspiring model of cross-border solidarity and movement-building.
Born in Somalia, Abdullahi Nunow fled to Kenya where he lived as a refugee. After completing elementary and high school, he worked as a tutor helping students, and also taught at a secondary school in the refugee camp. In 2015, Abdullahi came to Canada from Kenya through WUSC’s Student Refugee Program. As soon as he arrived in Regina he joined the WUSC U of R Committee because he wanted to get involved in helping refugee youth, like himself, build a better future, and wanted to give back to the community that helped him come to Canada. Before leaving the refugee camp where he grew up in Dadaab, Kenya, Abdullahi and his friend founded Give Hope, an organization to help vulnerable kids access education by raising funds for tuition fees and school materials. He considers that he will never give up working towards supporting people in need.
Terri Sleeva devotes her life to the struggle for peace and justice. Her level of commitment is outstanding, dedicating herself to concerns ranging from anti-poverty, anti-racism, disability, and human rights, to the environmental justice and anti-war movements. She is also a constant ally in Indigenous peoples’ struggle for justice. Terri is active in a variety of roles, with experience in policy development, advocacy, community building, communications and services, with an impressive and lengthy list of groups and organizations she serves. She is the proud mother of 2 children and 4 grandchildren, 2 of whom are adopted. Terri puts herself on the line for peace and justice on a daily basis. She believes that the status quo steps on human rights and peace initiatives so we need to address these concerns.
Marcella Pedersen has been an activist all her life. She has been deeply involved with several organizations that intersect with international and local justice including Development & Peace, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and the New Democratic Party. It is particularly remarkable that Marcella has stepped up to take on leadership roles within these organizations, and has also done the hard work at the grassroots level. She has had a major impact in all of the organizations that she works with, in part by promoting action campaigns among her different communities, further enriching the campaigns of the other organizations in her network.