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#Makeitawkward Canada 150: The Elephant in The Room

Jesse & Julia Lipscombe

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

#Makeitawkward Canada 150: The Elephant in The Room

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Elephant in the Room Pass (FREE) Jun 27, 2017 Free  

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This year, Canada celebrates 150 years since Confederation. But people have lived in "Canada" for thousands of years. And for many, this birthday doesn't mark the birth of a nation, but serves as a reminder of Canada's dark and colonial past. Furthermore, certain communities in Canada don't enjoy the same rights, privileges and prosperity as others. But, many of us are still proud Canadians who want to celebrate our country -- work in progress though it may be. So, we're wondering... is it possible to celebrate Canada Day without being an asshole?

Jesse Lipscombe will moderate a panel of Aboriginal leaders, city/provincial delegates and community activists.


Confirmed attendees: David Shepherd MLA, Lewis Cardinal, Chevi Rabbit and Bradi Morin. J

WE WILL BE FILMING THE ENTIRE PANEL DISCUSSION AND BY ATTENDING YOU ARE GIVING US PERMISSION TO USE AND POST PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE EVENT AT OUR DISCRETION.  

This event is free of charge.
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Urban Tavern
11606 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2
Canada

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)


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Jesse & Julia Lipscombe

#MakeItAwkward’s co-­founders are Jesse and Julia Lipscombe. On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Jesse Lipscombe was the victim of a verbal racial attack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, while he was shooting a PSA for the city downtown. The attack was caught on camera and the video quickly went viral.

Jesse was hurt by the incident, and disappointed that this kind of racism continues to exist in our city. But he was even more struck by the amount of love and support he received from his community, the entire country, and even the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Ultimately, he decided to turn a negative incident into a positive.

On Friday, September 2, he and his wife, Julia Lipscombe, met with Edmonton mayor Don Iveson, and the #MakeItAwkward campaign was born.

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