“We Day” is an event conceived by a Toronto based organization formed to combat child exploitation around the world. It entails a one day gathering in Toronto, to be followed by additional meetings in Vancouver and Montreal.
The “We Day” events mark the launch of a year-long program called; “We Schools in Action”
The Toronto event to be held tomorrow (September 30, 2010) has a distinguished guest speaker Mrs. Betty Williams, Nobel Laureate and co-founder the Northern Ireland Peace Movement.
As one might expect, the core of volunteers of this initiative consists of mostly young (18 – 23 year-old) students.
Late last evening, the hostel received 23 young visitors from Boston area schools who have come to attend the Toronto conference. They are not typical backpackers. Let’s call them young convention delegates.
They represent a lot of good things of their generation. They are politically concerned, socially active and prepared to expend time and energy in aid of an important cause.
For more information on “WE DAY”, see: http://weday.freethechildren.com/