Social Justice Presentations


Empathy: Gateway to Compassion

The world needs a little empathy right about now. Through “real world” human interest stories and visuals, students will gain a better understanding of how empathy is the basis of a compassionate and civilized society. This presentation is aimed at creating a kinder classroom and school environment, with seeds of empathy spreading throughout their personal relationships and greater community


Grade 1-8
Curriculum Connections: Catholic Virtues, Character Ed.


In My Shoes

(Because change begins with compassion!)

“All the teachers said they loved the presentation and the students themselves said that they were really moved.” – (Our Lady of the Rosary School, Concord)

This show promises to pull at heart strings and spark action!

With an emphasis on “compassion”, students will journey “in the shoes” of others. Through REAL LIFE stories students will gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by others every day.

They will be introduced to inspirational humanitarians, who through example, encourage youth to make a difference!

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Topics include: Poverty globally and locally – discrimination – homelessness – bullying – dignity for all and lookism.

Viable solutions are addressed for positive change in their school and local community. A global message with local results!  Supports Character Ed traits and Catholic Virtues initiatives.


Grades 5-12 (Adapted)
Curriculum Connections: Social Justice, Humanities, Social Studies, Theology, World Issues


World Issues: Vanishing Cultures

“This was another fantastic and captivating presentation. The students seemed to hang on to every word.” (Glenview Park S.S., Cambridge)

Indigenous peoples of the world share common values, knowledge, struggles, spiritual traditions and a rich and vibrant history. Whether in the rainforests of South America, the outback of Australia, or the reserves of North America, they are united in preserving their land, environment, culture and vision for the future of all mankind.

Join us on a journey that begins 40,000 generations ago. Through powerful visuals and stories, we will examine the connections of our first peoples and how their survival will benefit all mankind.

This show promises to elevate one’s consciousness of the bond between humans and nature and the importance of ancient wisdom.


Grades 5-12 (Adapted accordingly)
Curriculum Connections: History, Social Sciences, Character Ed, Virtues, Religion


Human Rights: A Call To Action

“A spectacular and inspiring presentation.” – (Erin Public School, Erin)

Social justice and human rights are intricately entwined. Both address violations of the rights of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized. This presentation will take students on a journey through The Americas (North, South, Central). They will be introduced to indigenous peoples, explore sustainability, water issues, native land rights, economic inequalities and the consequence of exploitation. Students will be encouraged to act upon the lessons learned, promoting respect and compassion of the world around them.

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Note: Permission to speak of Mi’kmaq (First Nations) granted by Mi’kmaq Elder, Daniel N. Paul, C.M., O.N.S. Author of “We Were Not The Savages”.


Grades 5-12
Curriculum Connections: History, Science, World Issues, Geography, Character Ed, Catholic Virtues


Water is Life.

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“Absolutely captivating!” – (Lincoln Alexander S.S., Miss.)

Water is sacred. It sustains our planet. It nourishes our bodies. It supports all life. As such, it is the one resource that we need to protect passionately.

This presentation will take students on a journey to learn about the “oneness” of water – as it relates to indigenous and cultural teachings, environment, history, religion and health. Students will leave this presentation with a renewed determination to protect and conserve water, for all mankind.


Grades 4 to 12 (Adapted)
Curriculum Connections: Science, Geography, History, Social Studies, Character Ed, Catholic Virtues


Biodiversity

“Your presentation was shocking, interesting and funny all in one! I loved it!”
– SATEC/W.A. Porter C.I., Toronto

A canary turns silent in the mine. A frog disappears in the jungle. A river runs dry. Nature has long delivered messages about changes int he environment.

Nowadays, however, climate change, combined with accelerating plant and animal extinctions are alerting us to re-think how we treat Planet Earth.

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This highly informative, fascinating and topical presentation will address human impact on indigenous peoples, the environment, extreme weather, invasive species and current crisis worldwide.

Natural remedies and practical solutions will be promoted for prompt action and stewardship of our planet!


Grades 1 to University (Adapted)
Curriculum Connections: Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Social Studies,
Ecology and History


A World of Kindness

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Through heartwarming stories and powerful visuals, this presentation promises to spread positivity in the world, by encouraging daily acts of kindness.


Grades K-8
Curriculum Connections: Catholic Virtues, Character Education, Social Justice.



“Life’s most urgent question is What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Did You Know?

There are only an estimated 50,000 indigenous peoples remaining in Brazilian Amazonia.

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Did You Know?

There are an
estimated 500,000 rubber tappers in the Amazon. During the dry season, a skilled tapper can harvest and process 1,100 pounds of rubber, earning about 23 cents a pound.

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Did You Know?

Beef is a product not exported from the Amazon. Because of the inefficiency of the ranching and the threat of foot and mouth disease, Brazil is prohibited from selling raw meat to industrialized nations.

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Did You Know?

The languages most used in the Amazon are Portuguese and Spanish.