It’s so great to meet new people and that’s what has happened in the last couple of days. There are groups of people all working on the same focus. That would be to ‘build a better and safe online community’ for kids, youth and adults. Went to a play last night called ‘Sticks and Scones’ in downtown Vancouver by the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group. I was amazed and the storyline, the youth actors and how the whole play was from start to finish. It covered most areas of on-line and off-line situations that youth may come across in their everyday lives. In September and October, the play was being talked about and discussed for their initial planning. Then the Amanda tragedy occurred. The kids and their mentors decided to continue on with their plans even though it was a bit more painful to go through, knowing that what they were writing and talking about was now to become an even truer story. I am glad that they went ahead and did their project. At the end, there was a question/answer/comment session with the cast members and the audience. I love those parts the best and they are informative and clear up any questions the audience may have before leaving the theatre. Amanda was mentioned during this part and I had the opportunity to speak and thank all those involved to let them know about what a great job they did. The part that was surprising to me (as my girlfriend told me later) was the inaudible gasp of the audience when they found out I was in the audience and I was speaking. After it was over, many youth and adults came up to me to say hi, to say sorry and to just speak with me. We gave away as many bracelets as we had with us. I love the feeling that there is a difference being made.
Off to a BBQ … will write more later if I get home in time. xoxo
Articles for today:
Shocking Ways Your Kids Try to Get Drunk – http://abcnews.go.com/Health/shocking-ways-kids-drunk/story?id=17281602#.UYb4SpVLGgG