‘It’s time we both listened to what the other has to say’ – Brighter World

February 24, 2020

Early on a Saturday morning, two high school students from Brampton attended a Hamilton workshop on water security. Only a few seats over sat a Canadian senator and a McMaster physician, all of them avidly taking notes.

The teenagers — two-thirds of the advocacy group Three Teens for Clean Water — were on their third day at a major conference on Indigenous health and community research.

We wanted to educate ourselves more. We’re trying to fight environmental racism and help create better access to clean water. We’re still learning how to advocate, and we were so inspired by the things we heard here.
— Kaylee Brewster and Rachel Lim, Gr. 12 students from Brampton

The conference, “Coming Together to Co-create Health Equity,” started with a keynote address by Senator and residential school survivor Mary Jane McCallum, who spoke of the importance of giving youth the tools and opportunities to advance Indigenous health and well-being.

Read More: https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/its-time-we-both-listened-to-what-the-other-has-to-say/

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