March 22, 2011: MASIA ONE to Kick Off Local Youth Spring Conference April 15th


March 22nd, 2011

MASIA ONE to Kick Off Local Youth Spring Conference April 15th

PETERBOROUGH –  MASIA ONE, a Singapore-born, Canadian female hip hop artist who uses socially conscious hip hop to engage youth on important issues and create a dialogue between cultures will kick-off KWIC’s annual spring youth conference, Global Youth Day (GYD) on April 15th.  

GYD is a community-based youth-organized conference which brings together over 120 local youth, between 14 and 25 years of age to participate in hands-on, participatory workshops to learn, discuss and share ideas.  This year’s theme, Finding Your Voice: Art & Activism 101, was chosen to reflect the importance of creative arts and hands-on experiences to build expressive, engaging, and safe spaces for dialogue. Workshop topics include food sovereignty, sports & social change, alternative media, Indigenous environmental activism, and do-it-yourself zine-making, bike know-how & sustainable transportation.

Annually, Global Youth Day is held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Days, the world’s largest international celebration of youth volunteerism. Global Youth Day is full of hands-on ways to get your voice heard and learn about social issues that impact us all – so come check it out! 

Interested!? Registration is in advance. Suggested fee is $5 or pay what you can, and includes snacks and lunch.  Registration forms and conference info can be found at Or for a human voice, contact the Kawartha World Issues Centre at 748-1680.

For more information, visit or call Kawartha World Issues Centre at 705-748-1680.

KWIC and the Global Youth Day youth organizing committee would like to thank our  generous sponsors: The City of Peterborough, Market Hall, Sustainable Trent, Swiss Chalet, and the KPRETFO