"We Day"--Like May Day in September
Were they to call it, say, Karl Marx Day, parents might not be as willing to let their kids flock en masse to the Air Canada Centre. But call it "We Day," and add two Kielburger brothers along with one Jonas bro--as well as plenty of other entertainment--and the creepy, over-the-top indoctrination can occur with the approval of parents, the TDSB and, of course, the media:
Thousands of young people from across North America are in Toronto to take part in We Day, the largest youth empowerment event in the world.
The purpose of the annual event, an initiative of Free the Children, is to celebrate social activism by youth, create some momentum for change and inspire youth to make a difference in their communities.
The event, held at the Air Canada Centre, regularly attracts big name performers and speakers.
This year's We Day is being co-hosted by singer and actor Joe Jonas and actress Nina Dobrev.
A crowd of about 18,000 people will also hear from Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, singer Nelly Furtado, actor Danny Glover and Mary Robinson, the UN former high commissioner for human rights...
Furtado provided one of the day's biggest surprises when she announced a $1 million donation to Free the Children.
The first We Day was held in 2007.Danny Glover: huge lefty; suffers from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Mary Robinson: huge Zion-loather, detestable woman who once fronted a despicable organization. Exposing impressionable youngsters to the likes of these two--and, indeed, to this frenzied brain-washing exercise--is akin to child abuse.
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