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Citizen Speak

This area of Project Citizenship is a collection of photographs, thoughts and short stories from diverse people who care about citizenship and have been willing to share what they think supports it.

Allena on being an engaged citizen

Allena on citizenship

What is an ability you personally believe you demonstrate?

“I know how to sew”

How do you think you could use your abilities to better the community or demonstrate being a good citizen?

“You could use your abilities to teach other people. Like when I was younger I had this idea to sew stuffed animals for children in the hospital”

What would you want to say to a large audience about how to be more welcoming to people with disabilities?

“You need to keep an open mind and just because someone sees the world differently than you do doesn’t mean they’re wrong.”

How should we see people with disabilities in our communities?

“We should see them as valuable.”

 

This Citizen Speak is brought to you by one of our community allies from the University of Alberta. Over the course of fall 2013, a University of Alberta Community Service-Learning student (Alexandra Brooker), set out to explore and document what people in Edmonton think being an engaged citizen means and how we can get better at it.

Trevor on what you can do to support citizenship

Debbie And The Story of The Brick

“I like giving tea to people and meeting people”

Little Citizen Lilly (6) sharing how she shows up as an active citizen.  She volunteers alongside people with disabilities to create vibrant communities through the  CommuniTEA Infusion Project.

This is a new section of Project Citizenship which will feature a collection of photographs, thoughts and short stories from diverse people who care about citizenship and have been willing to share what they think supports it.