Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Anna Mhira Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Viola Desmond - Fight For What is Right

My project is about the life and legacy of Viola Desmond and all her hardships before she became the face of the new ten-dollar bill. In this video, she had made a great effort to serve her community by opposing the segregation law. She fought for what is right and for what she believes in.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned in my project was that race is not a hindrance to achieve your dreams or goals in life. Pursue your dreams no matter how hard, no matter how hopeless. Always find a way and explore every opportunity. In the end, you will be rewarded for your hard work with a sweet taste of success.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Nowadays, people are treated equally, the segregation and discrimination were prohibited anywhere. Power, opportunities, privileges, and rights are equal for everybody. These kinds of balances create a better community and a better place to live in. From this project, I learned how racism separates us from people without any valid reason. This kind of norm should not have a place in our community, let the change start from ourselves, respect and accept one another weakness and differences because nobody is perfect.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In today's world, we can choose freely and explore better opportunity like every other people. Equality for man and women is greatly imposed. Respect one another to have a better place to live in. Unlike before, discrimination is all over the place, people were separated by unwritten rules, rules that made people divided.

  • Zen

    Very well said Anna! Discrimination separate people without any valid reason. Good luck!
    22/06/2018 4:31:21 PM

  • Zen

    Very well said Anna! Discrimination separate people without any valid reason. Good luck!
    22/06/2018 1:54:40 PM

  • Michael

    You did an amazing job Anna! Your video and research is very powerful awakening to all mankind..good luck!
    22/06/2018 1:52:14 PM

  • bELLA

    gOOD jOB aNNA, yOU Did very well in your presentation. Goodluck
    22/06/2018 10:36:10 AM

  • Breanne

    Great job Ann!
    22/06/2018 10:29:55 AM

  • Grace

    Good job Anna! You did an amazing video and research. Good luck!
    22/06/2018 10:17:18 AM

  • Anna

    Great video
    22/06/2018 6:25:34 AM

  • Rita

    Brava !! Congratulations
    21/06/2018 12:05:51 PM

  • Jovz

    I wouldn't be surprised now, why Viola Desmond become the face of the new $10 dollar be. Your video is very informative. Great Job Anna.
    21/06/2018 11:03:23 AM

  • Sarah balmes

    Brava.... Congrats
    21/06/2018 5:27:01 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
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