Today I’d like to talk about a project that I am very much invested in. As the social media director of registered charity Student Unity Project (SUP), I’m very excited to take part in the charity’s imitative in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial: #150Apologies. As I’ve written about in the past, my volunteer work with them is something that means a great deal to me.
You can join us on our journey to being Upstanders not Bystanders! SUP will be collecting 150+ video and picture apologies from across the nation to showcase in our video montage, in collaboration with Live 8 Productions Inc. By submitting an apology, you have the opportunity to make a stand against bullying and become a role model to promote healing. We are going to let Canadians know our nation will not tolerate bullying and that we are global role models. Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, or any other “differences”, we are looking to all Canadians to show the world how we stand up against bullying, bystanding, and exclusion.
You can apologize via video. You can apologize by taking a picture of an apology letter. You can apologize with a group of friends, classmates, or individually.
To submit your apology, you can do so via Twitter (tag @SUPdurham) or Instagram (we’ll search the hashtag!), and include the hashtag #150Apologies. You can also submit online using our submission form by clicking here. For video submissions we prefer web-ready video formats and recommend Dropbox for submitting large video files.
SUP has been identified by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario as an official Signature Project of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and has even been featured live on CBC, as you can see in my interview above. With support from both governments and Canadians everywhere, we can bring an end to bullying!
I apologized, will you?