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Invite people to watch a documentary on the impact of media.
There are several documentaries out that address the impact of media. Many of them discuss issues about gender representations, consumerism, and social stratification.
Choose a documentary to screen at school or host a screening for your friends and family at home. Create discussion questions for the group to answer after watching the film.
- Choose a documentary film;
- Choose a date, time, and location;
- Spread the word through social networks;
- Prepare for the screening: make some snacks or suggest that others bring a dish, watch the film beforehand, develop discussion questions for a conversation after the film;
- Watch the movie;
- Discuss your questions.
- Action Reports
- → Kate screened the movie Black Gold with friends
Create your own media – a blog, a Zine, a video – to share your perspectives and opinions.
Although media often produces negative messages that tell us how to view ourselves and the world, we can take back control of the media by producing our own!
If you have something to say, or an idea to share, multi-media outlets have made it very easy for us to produce our own media and the Internet has made is easy to distribute. Create a video, Zine, Blog, or song and share it with your online social networks.
Plant medicine is a lot less toxic for the earth, and for your body. The practices of pharmaceutical companies can be dirty, and they are invasive. Doctors are often quick to write prescriptions, and we live in an increasingly pill-dependent society. If we learn to better understand them, and take care of them, plants can work as our allies to help balance our health and well-being. Making medicine with plants is simpler than one might expect, and it is a great way to form stronger connections within our communities.
- Plant and Identify Medicinals
- Learn their benefits and needs
- Learn to make tinctures, salves, vinegars and offer them to those in need
Write a letter to your MP and tell them what is important to you.
We elect MPs into government in hopes that they will speak on our behalf on the issues and problems that concern us as citizens. Even if you may not be of legal voting age, you can still voice your opinion and let your MP know what is important to you. You can also write to Canada’s Minister for the Environment, Peter Kent, and share your ideas on what Canada should do to protect the environment. Some people have said that for a politician, a letter from one person counts for the voices of 1,000 others who didn’t get around to writing the letter (with hand-written letters and original letters being given even more weight than e-mails).