Global Citizen Kelowna is an initiative celebrating the role of Kelowna’s citizens in international humanitarian efforts. Through a series of activities organized by a group of volunteers including individuals from local businesses, non-profit groups, civic organizations, representatives from School District 23, and college/university students, Global Citizen Kelowna 2013 will feature events to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change.
To communicate the role that we share as Global Citizens through the arts: music, photography, film and artisans.
To make concerted efforts to respond based on what we have seen and learned. From inaction to individual and collective action, and from disillusionment to hope.
The events organized by Global Citizen Kelowna appeal to a broad demographic of individuals of all age groups, interests, backgrounds and abilities. Global Citizen Kelowna is recognized by the United Nations ECOSOC high-level summit, and is referred to as the ‘Kelowna connection’ to the UN due to its efforts towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
CORE VALUES CARRIED OUT THROUGH ALL GCK EVENTS ARE:
Acknowledging that the barriers to inequality and injustice are larger than any age demographic, people group or religion.
Recognizing that we accomplish more TOGETHER than we can as individuals.
GLOBAL THINKING WITH LOCAL ACTION
Understanding that change begins in our own communities and spreads throughout the world.
If you would like to speak with someone at Global Citizen Kelowna please CLICK HERE.