Tell us and Celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week all November.
We celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week to recognize that in 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation. Responsibility for the Act resides with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.
This campaign allows the people of Saskatchewan to share successful examples of leaders – Multicultural Superheroes – who inspire others through their values, beliefs and actions.
Multicultural Superheroes inspire everyone to create welcoming and inclusive communities! They act as a metaphor for how all types of business can learn to better engage their customers and the public. They help students and teachers see possibilities to celebrate cultural diversity, and identify and challenge discrimination. Multicultural Superheroes show community organizations how to inspire others to engage in their cause. All levels of Government can learn why multiculturalism matters and how it can better implement the Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act.
What is a Multicultural Superhero?
Multicultural Superheroes Promote Multicultural Values
Multicultural Superheroes can include any person or group of people, real or fictitious, who inspires you with their super powers for respect and inclusion. A Multicultural Superhero is someone who creates welcoming and inclusive communities by:
- Protecting and celebrating all cultures
- Proudly embracing and sharing traditions
- Battling “Villains”, such as racism, discrimination, disrespectful ideologies, oppressive social systems and institutions, etc.
- Leaping tall barriers to build bridges for intercultural connections
- Activating a power magnet to draw diverse people together for creative innovation
- Demonstrating super vision and strength to achieve equality and equity for all
Examples of Multicultural Superheroes
Multicultural Superheroes could be: Organizations, Movements, Individuals, Characters and so on.
Here are some specific examples to help you out:
Family Members; Friends; Politicians; Activists; Famous people; Authors; Artists; Athletes; Amnesty International, Idle No More, Your Mom, Your Dad, Your Boss, Coworkers, Teachers, Louis Riel, Nelson Mandela, Rosemary Brown, Maria Linklater, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Peggy McIntosh, Harriet Tubman, Elijah Harper, Rosalie Abella, Kamala Khan, Black Panther, Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, Zarqa Nawaz, Arundhati Roy, David Suzuki, Characters from comic books, TV, movies and books, and so on.
How do I share about my Multicultural Superhero?
I want to tell the world about my #MulticulturalSuperhero!
Saskatchewan has so much to celebrate and there are so many multicultural superheroes that the campaign runs from November 1-30.
Share about your multicultural superhero on social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) using #multiculturalsuperhero and challenge others to do the same. Get creative; the sky is the limit!
Watch people share who their Multicultural Superheroes are and why.