MIA SUMMIT 18
Become an ambassador for everyday change.
MIA SUMMIT 18 WILL BRING TOGETHER GLOBAL LEADERS CHAMPIONING INCLUSIVITY, DIVERSITY AND LOVE IN ORDER TO DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO AND CREATE LASTING SOCIETAL CHANGE. JOIN US FOR THREE IMMERSIVE DAYS OF MULTIFACETED PROGRAMMING, DYNAMIC SHARED EXPERIENCE AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: DOWNTOWN EDMONTON.
THE #MAKEITAWKWARD INCLUSIVITY SUMMIT IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE THAT WILL INFORM, EDUCATE, EQUIP AND INSPIRE ITS PARTICIPANTS. THE THREE-DAY, TWO-NIGHT EXPERIENCE WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO TURN EVERYDAY CANADIANS INTO AMBASSADORS OF CHANGE. JUST SHOWING UP ISN’T ENOUGH. WE WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO BEING COURAGEOUS WHEN MOST BACK DOWN; WHO WILL STAND UP FOR THE DIGNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF EVERYONE; AND WHO, MOST IMPORTANTLY, WILL BRING WHAT THEY’VE LEARNED AT THE CONFERENCE INTO THEIR OWN WORKPLACES, SCHOOLS AND LIVES — ULTIMATELY CREATING A MORE FAIR, EQUAL AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY.
Until The Summit
On August 31, 2016, Jesse Lipscombe was the victim of a verbal racial attack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, while he was shooting a PSA for the city downtown. The attack was caught on camera and the video quickly went viral.
Jesse was hurt by the incident, and disappointed that this kind of racismMore →
MIA @ SCHOOL/Work
Whether you’re in the playground, the classroom, or by the office watering hole, calling out discriminatory behaviour or ignorant jokes can be difficult.
Trying to muster up the courage to intervene and “make it awkward” for someone that is speaking or behaving in aMore →
MIA IN PUBLIC
Attempting to #makeitawkward in public is one of the scariest things to do.
“What if I put myself or someone else in danger?” and “It’s not my problem, I shouldn’t get involved” are two of the most common thoughts that pop up.More →
MIA @ HOME
Making it awkward at home is tricky, because the offender is more than likely someone that you know, respect and love. But home is arguably where these tough conversations are most important, because whether they let on at first or not, the offender will probably consider your words, and reconsider his or herMore →
THE #MAKEITAWKWARD TEAM