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Bully/Abuse - Still Here (4:20 min)
Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up, and even sexually assaulted. Since high school, Jason has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now Jason is using art to open up about his experiences – through his photography and paintings he is asking his audience to question what we actually mean when we talk about “bullying.”
Evidence of a Struggle (6:00 min)
In 2013 Trevor’s brother died by suicide. After his brother’s death Trevor began raising awareness about mental health through his music. His latest album, “Evidence of a Struggle,” details his personal journey of loss. As a high school teacher, Trevor is helping students explore their own experiences and struggles through music.
Work2Give (5:00 min)
Work 2 Give is a prison employment partnership founded by Correctional Service of Canada in partnership with the Tsilhqot’in First Nation. Men in federal custody create items, such as furniture, children’s toys, winter clothing, and cultural items such as drums, which are then donated to the Tsilhqot’in Nation. This presentation outlines the impacts of the project on the participating men, the recipient communities, and the reciprocity created between these two groups.
DUDES Club (13:00 min)
The men of the Vancouver DUDES Club travel to Houston B.C. to share their experiences, ideas and stories in an effort to pave the way for new clubs to form. They focus on connecting men with health care professionals and other support services, as well as instilling a sense of solidarity and empowerment within the community.
Reclaiming Our Spirits (26:00 min)
Reclaiming Our Spirits documents the experiences of Indigenous women, elders and nurses working together to heal from violence. The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, explored how an intervention based on an analysis of the ongoing impacts of colonization and racism could support the health of Indigenous women who have experienced violence.