FixOurWorld Hamilton Chapter & Founder

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FixOurWorld Hamilton Chapter & Founder

Every Third Weekend in May Starting 2008 Hamilton Ontario, All other cities, Universities, Bands and individuals across the world where ever possible please add to our Venues. Guest speakers, bands, Games, Information Tables, and more!

Website: http://www.myspace.com/fixourworld
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Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2015

Welcome to the Hamilton Chapter and Founder!

**Our mission is to educate, motivate and mobilize the public especially youth in the areas of Peace/Conflict, Poverty, HIV/AIDS/Global Health and Environment locally and globally. We hold events, banner campaigns etc.., throughout the year and urge others to hold similar events on the same dates to unite our Global Family in an effort to Fix Our World.
We bring together Local & Global Organizations, NGO', Student Clubs and Groups, Bands, Youth Clubs, Business', Individuals, Guest speakers, Workshops, to educate motivate and mobilize all persons to take an active role to Fix and Restore our Planet, creating a more and just future for all living things.

We are creating a Global Family on our website, sharing tips, ideas, information, honouring individuals, helping and inspiring others to do similar things.

Annual Events Include:

Annual International Fix Our World Festival-September-
Benefit Concert with a Carnival Feel, Bands, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Information booths, business', vendors, (from all groups involved who are making a difference in the areas of Poverty/Peace/Environment/HIV/AIDS/Global Health), fundraising games, etc. Youth Forum: A chance for International travellers to talk about their experiences in other countries, what help is needed, what we can do to make changes. We are raising funds for 4 Local and 4 Global Organizations who are making a difference in an effort to clean up our own backyards and reach out to help our Global Family. www.fixourworld.ca

StandUp And Speak Out Against Poverty And Inequality-

Join millions worldwide as they Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.
Last year, over 43 million people stood up to demand that world leaders keep their promises to end poverty and inequality . This year, help us break that record and send an even louder message to our governments.
Join the global movement of people who refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and broken promises to end it!
Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals www.standagainstpoverty.org

World AIDS Day

Every year on December 1st, individuals and organisations around the world campaign together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. Below you will find more information the theme of World AIDS Day 2007 – 2008, what happened on World AIDS Day 2007, and updates on World AIDS Day 2008.
The theme for World AIDS Day has been determined by the World AIDS Campaign since 1997.
“Leadership must be demonstrated at every level to get ahead of the epidemic- in families, in communities, in countries and internationally.
www.worldaidsday.com

Earth Hour
It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?
The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.
On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2,100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.
With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities joined Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.
Know your footprint and challenge your friends http://www.earthhour.org/about

Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial every third Sunday in May.
We are uniting with over 119 Countries through this event, all lighting candles at 8pm uniting us as a Global Family to Honour Those Who Have Died, Those Who Are Suffering and All Who Are Affected By HIV/AIDS. www.candlelightmemorial.org


How We Became Involved With Make Poverty History
A Letter To Liz Bernstein MPH Co-Ordinator June 26, 2005
Live 8 Banner "Hamilton Cares"
Hi Liz, I wanted to tell you what my sons and I have been doing to raise awareness for Live 8. I emailed everyone I know asking them to sign the online pettition at www.makepovertyhistory.ca .

We made a banner and are taking it all over Hamilton and getting people to sign it and telling them about Live 8 Make Poverty History. We are asking them to make banners and wear a white ribbon or band on July 1, 2005 to support End Child Poverty in Canada, and to hang their banner on July 2, 2005 the day of the Live 8 Concerts.

We are taking pictures of people and business's who are signing our banner to show you that Hamilton cares and wants to Make Poverty History, you can see in the pictures the progress we are making. We are surprised at the amount of people who are unaware of Live 8 and the G8 and are gaining supporters along the way for Make Poverty History.

I am very proud to be a part of such an important world changing movement and am extremely proud and thankful for Bono, Bob Geldof and all of the people involved in Make Poverty History.

The banner will be taken around until July 2, 2005 or until there is no room to sign!!! I am still hoping to somehow get tickets as I was unable to get through online on Thursday. I was ready at 9:00am to get tickets and as soon as I started my computer froze it took me 20 minutes before I could get it working!!! Finally I did and it was too late!!!

I signed the online pettition and recieved an email noting that not everyone will be able to attend the concerts and you can show your support in other ways. This inspired me to make a banner and I a very grateful because now I'm on a mission, not just going to the concert to support it, I'm getting everyone I see involved!

Our banner was a great success and we were given tickets to go to Live 8 in Barrie where we met Liz Bernstein and Gerry Barr along with many inspiring people and artists! We gave our banner to Gerry Barr to hang in his office in Ottawa and are very proud to have it there.

We have been involved in numerous campaigns since. You can see the banner and pictures on my MySpace page. We are making a banner for the Make Poverty History World's Longest Banner against Poverty Campaign, and will be taking it to local events throughout the summer.
Linda, Mark and Jesse
Together We Can Make Poverty History.
www.makepovertyhistory.ca

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Comment by FixOurWorld on June 5, 2008 at 7:53pm
Thank you to Everyone who signed our Hamilton Banner Here is an update you've all been waiting for! We should all be very proud of our contribution from Hamilton.
Hello Linda,

Thanks for sending along the information on the banner events you held. To be quite honest, your banner was my favourite of the 70+ banners that came in – it very visually appealing and the photos show how much work you put into it! We used it at the events on parliament hill and the Feeding change event with politicians – d id you see the blog about the banner at http://blog.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/31 and the flickr account for all the banners at http://www.flickr.com/photos/21936483@N03/show/ ?

Update - World's Longest Banner Against Poverty
Submitted by SarahMohan on December 19, 2007 - 15:39.
More than 70 banners, created across Canada, are now on their way to join the world's largest Banner!

Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/21936483@N03/show/ to see a slideshow of the banners (and be sure to enable showing of picture titles).

From Saint John to Victoria, communities created beautiful works of art, with thousands of signatures on them, to express their solidarity with the global movement to make poverty history. After using them in their communities for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the banners were sent in to the Make Poverty History Campaign office in Ottawa.

In Ottawa, they made their premiere at an event called Feeding Poverty, organized by a coalition of Canadian anti-poverty organizations in Ottawa on 26 November, where low-income citizens sat down to dinner with politicians to discuss their experiences with poverty and what they want politicians to do.

They were then used at a Rally on Development Aid on November 27th on Parliament Hill. This rally helped to get Canadian Senators to move Bill C-293, aka "the Better Aid Bill", moved to the next stage of consideration. To sign the petition in support of this Bill, which proposes to target all Canadian aid spending to poverty
Comment by FixOurWorld on April 23, 2008 at 3:54pm

HAMILTON STANDS UP AGAINST POVERTY ON OCT 17, 2007 UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY.


www.standagainstpoverty.org

This Year 38.7 million people worldwide including 75,000 Canadians stood up against poverty and set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD! They stood up to remind their governments to KEEP THEIR PROMISES.


The PROMISES they MADE SEVEN YEARS AGO with the Millennium Development Goals. ...STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST POVERTY AND INEQUALITY!

Comment by FixOurWorld on April 23, 2008 at 3:47pm
www.candlelightmemorial.org
www.makepovertyhistory.ca
www.one@one.org
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We're calling for MORE and BETTER AID, TRADE JUSTICE, DEPT CANCELLATION, and an END TO CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA.

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Helpful Links
The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
Hamilton Community Foundation
City of Hamilton
Public Health
The Hamilton Spectator (click on Poverty Project on home page)
Tamarack Institute
Campaign 2000 - Child Poverty Report

Hamilton Stats on Poverty
Poverty Quick Facts
Women and Poverty
Tackling Poverty Handout
 

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