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Divas Girls Group - Time Capsule Workshop

Last week the Divas Media Group met and the ladies outlined their goals/objectives for the next couple of months. The ladies participated in a “time capsule” workshop where they wrote letters to themselves. The letters were then sealed and will be opened at the end of the program. The ladies and the tobacco youth mentors printed multiple copies of the Tobacco prevention PSA. The ladies then got into their characters and practiced their lines. At the end of the meeting, the ladies lead a small group discussion surrounding Black History Month and its importance. By: Tusma Sulieman and Julie Guerrier January 29, 2016

Catch da Flava - Jan 12, 2016

On tonights catch da flava, we discuss a couple of very interesting topics, few but interesting. We found a story about a woman who had been keeping two children as slaves for the past 6 years. I guess most children feel like slaves when their parents tell them to clean the dishes or take out the trash. The case in New York was a case of actual slavery where the children's freedoms and liberty were taken away. It raises questions at to how much of that is actually going on?

We also talked about the environment and how it is drastically changing for the worse. We talked about a massive glacier in the western region of Antarctica that could potentially cause global distress. Vice news claims that if this giant piece of ice melts, it could increase water levels up to 10 feet. Meaning many island nations and coastal towns will be left underwater.

Finally we talked about the $1.3bn powerball in the U.S.A. and the hysteria it has caused. It is the highest payout on US history and has…

Divas Girls Group - Tobacco PSA Radio Segment

Divas in Media Group Blog

Last week, the Divas Media Group met and discussed the Tobacco PSA radio segment. The ladies made a few changes and focused on assigning roles to each of its members. We had two past Divas (now youth leaders) visit and give guidance to the ladies while leading the discussion. The ladies are enthusiastic and eager to begin taping. At the end of the meeting the ladies engaged each other in a conversation around the upcoming Black History Month. The ladies have brainstormed various activities/videos that they would like to be apart of in honour of their Black heritage. Next week, the ladies will expand more on their brainstorms. Stay tuned for some more exciting and creative projects from the Divas Media Group.

By: Tusma Sulieman

Date: January 22, 2016

Divas Media Group - PSAs

This past week, The Divas in Media Group met and finalized their roles and obligations in the upcoming PSA’s. The ladies made a realistic timeline and created steps to ensure that they remain on track. They discussed possible future career choices and aspirations. Their career choices ranged from science related to arts based. The ladies were interested in having a speaker in each of their chosen career fields hold a workshop. The ladies partook in an opinion activity based on current social trends in the media. The ladies made concise statements and gave examples from the media when arguing their choices. They eventually went on to lead the discussion themselves and come up with social issues that they regard to be controversial. The ladies finished the day off with a peer lead discussion on activities they wish to do throughout the year. By: Tusma S.