Columpa C. Bobb, Project Director (mtyp.ca)
Homeless is not just one person's tragedy. It's evidence of the state of the political and economic ill health of our society. We all suffer. Will Work 4 Home brings audiences face-to-face with the condition of homelessness in Winnipeg.
In presenting Will Work 4 Home with the Aboriginal Arts Master Class students, I am trying to broaden their worldview in a way that doesn't scare them. If we can imagine ourselves as the person in the darkness - be it homelessness or economic recession or war - then we can become deeper thinkers and more activated citizens.
Will Work 4 Home is a collective creation between The Aboriginal Arts Training & Mentorship Program's Master Class and the Resource Assistance for Youth Story Collective. This is our swan song.
Will Work 4 Home is a piece that is a soulful and heartfelt call to action to care and move to end homelessness in our communities. It is up to all of us who can to reach out to those who cannot reach beyond their own struggle for survival to call for help.
Homelessness is not an end result of anyone's lack of humanity, morality or intelligence. It is a social epidemic that is sweeping our nation. The homeless population in some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg is up to 70 per cent Aboriginal males.
The montage here is a visual reflection of that fact.
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