Since 2004, MT Space has dedicated ourselves to bringing different communities together to create a community of difference. We use theatre to centralize marginalized and racialized voices, so that we can instigate change and build bridges of understanding.
This year, #GivingTuesdayNow was established to support COVID-19 efforts, and recognize those who have been working tirelessly on the frontlines. While normally we ask our communities to contribute to MT Space each Giving Tuesday, today we ask you to donate to a different cause.
Our friends and colleagues at The Healing of the Seven Generations have been working tirelessly to provide care packages, meals, and online services to local Indigenous youth, Elders, and families. While this incredible team has been working the frontlines for the past several weeks, they have been doing so with limited resources and recognition. As restrictions are lifted and our doors start to open again, the services provided by The Healing of the Seven Generations will be even more vital, as local and surrounding Indigenous communities are put at greater risk.
Today, MT Space is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support the services provided by The Healing of the Seven Generations, and to elevate these efforts in our community. While we try to address what is needed now, let’s have a conversation about how we can move forward without leaving anyone behind this time.
It will be a short while before MT Space opens our doors again. But in the meantime, we can use our resources to help elevate all the voices in this community. Please take the time to read about, share, and if you are able, donate to this month-long campaign. Let’s try to be the best neighbours we can, and take care of one another.
I would like to acknowledge the important and inspiring work of Lori Campbell, Rebecca Sargent, Kelly Welch, the team at The Healing of the Seven Generations, and of course, Donna Dubie who started something that will truly reverberate for generations to come. Thank you for this work.
Meegwetch – Nya:wen – Merci – Kinanâskomitin – Shukriya,