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7th Annual From Hate to Hope Walk & Rally

  • Alberta Legislature Steps 10800 97 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5K 2B6 Canada (map)

"The annual Hate to Hope Walk & Rally is raising awareness on hate and discrimination and says that those who often bare the brunt of discrimination and violence statistically will face mental health issues such as PTSD. And it is important to not only take care of your emotional health but your mental health. That is why we are raising money for the Mental Rescue Society of Edmonton. So, I am encouraging everyone to come on down and listen to some really great speakers, donate to mental rescue society, Dan Johnstone will be there for anyone who can donate Non Perishables and LEARN ZUMBA.

In order to abolish racism and discrimination we need to understand the ways that hate and discrimination are supported by our society. We need to recognize and challenge the beliefs, values and assumptions that sustain negative stereotypes. Learning about hate groups and how to report racist and violent incidences to school authorities and law enforcement agencies, empowers people to react to racism and discrimination and to try to stop them."    - Hate To Hope

Performer include:

Jagrit Bajwa - Dance and Performer

Kylie Jewel - is a Canadian emerging indie/pop/alternative singer and multi-instrumentalist. At just the age of 15 she has already established her identity with her unique mature soulful vocals. Kylie has already had the opportunity to perform at multiple events and festivals in Canada. Kylie has had significant training in guitar and piano. for more information on click here

Guest Speakers:

Blake Loates, award winning mental health advocate an d list as one of Albertas top mental health advocates. 

Zach RunningCoyote, Actor who was the victim of a racist incident in Central Alberta. 

Guest of Honour, Miss Teen Alberta Shareena Ermineskin, who is raising awareness on teen Suicide.

Guest Speaker April Eve Medicinespiritdancer Member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. Working mom. MMIWGMB advocate, family member and survivor. Board Member at AWPA
Founder/Organizer at Stolen Sisters & Brothers Awareness Movement.

Guest Speaker Isaac McNeill is a former correctional service officer from Fort Saskatchewan on the effects of PTSD

Guest Speaker Alexis Hillyard

Guest Speaker Chevi Ray Lee Rabbitt, A award winning Human Rights Advocate and LGBTQ activist who will speak on the important of mental health.

Manwar Khan created Do Not Be a Bystander. Endorsed by Governor General David Johnston, who awarded Khan the Caring Canadian Award last year, the Alberta-wide campaign sees victims and heroes telling harrowing stories that will hopefully turn silent bystanders into active ones. He also takes his message to schools, where his most important audience waits.

Guest Speaker First Nations Advocate Katherine Swampy

MC: Robbie KS 

Chevi Rabbitt