This past week was International Development Week across Canada and on the Queen's campus, and Nyatende took part by doing a screening of the documentary "Everyday Rebellion."
The yet-to-be-released film showcased nonviolent protests in several regions of the world, including the Occupy movement in New York City, the Spanish Indignados, and the Arab Spring, amongst many others. The doc does a fantastic job of showcasing creative nonviolent tactics shared between these uprisings despite the fundamental differences between the uprisings themselves. In this way, it acts as a tribute to the merit of nonviolent versus violent protesting.
The project gives a voice to those who are making small and yet largely impactful contributions to bettering their societies. The ways in which these stories are woven together is extremely effective in highlighting the process of change across nations and groups, the power of voice and of community, and how nonviolence can in fact make a difference.
The Nyantende Foundation was happy to share this documentary with other Queen's students and we, as bloggers, recommend that everyone else watch it too.
This coming Monday, February 9th, the Nyantende Foundation is having a yoga night by donation in McLaughlin Hall of the JDuc from 5:30-6:30 pm. All proceeds will, of course, go towards supporting our students in the DRC. We hope to see you all there!
Stay tuned for posts about our founder, Spencer Goodwin's trip to the Congo.
Maggie and Heather