Friday, September 18, 2009

because i am a girl.

I just received an e-mail from a man named Bryan Feheley telling me some pretty neat information! "Ihave been researching socially connect Toronto teens online and you kept coming up as an influencer. I am reaching out to you to help with what we believe is an inspirational campaign," is how Feheley opened the e-mail. At that exact moment I seriously thought Feheley had e-mailed the wrong person. But no, I was wrong.

Feheley works with Plan Canada which is about to release a series of fascinating reports called Because I Am A Girl (BIAAG). BIAAG reports examine the unique women and girls around the world who are contributing in the fight against global poverty.

This is an exerpt from the e-mail Feheley sent me:
On September 22nd, in support of the 2009 BIAAG report, Plan Canada is also launching a Canada wide documentary at Berczy Park in Toronto with special guest Canadian Olympic gold medalist and freestyle skier Jennifer Heil. This documentary is aimed at capturing the experiences of teens, tweens and their inspirations. These experiences will be captured and replayed as a documentary to be released in Spring 2010.
The documentary is the cornerstone of a campaign that aims to enlist girls in Canada in the fight against gender inequality around the world by raising awareness of the plight of girls in the poorest regions of the planet and their untapped potential to be powerful agents of change for their families, communities and nations.
If you are a blogger or simply just someone interested in BIAAG please, please, please help spread the word. Encourage yourself and others to be involved with the BIAAG campaign in order to "help achieve positive social change," Feheley explained.
Looking for further information on the event? Here it is:
When: Tuesday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Berczy Park, Toronto (between Front Street and Wellington Street East, behind the Gooderham building)
If you cannot attend the event this upcoming Tuesday, please take the initiative to visit the BIAAG campaign website at On this website you will learn more about the campaign find more ways to get involved.


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