Over the next few weeks, Head & Hands will be participating in TWO dance-actions, calling attention to different social issues affecting the youth in our community… and we want you to join us!!
The first event is taking place on Thursday, October 23rd. We’re partnering with Project Genesis and the POPIR to challenge the Quebec Rental Board on their grossly unfair waiting times. In theory, the Rental Board exists to protect the rights of both tenants and landlords. When a landlord brings a complaint before the Board, it is usually addressed within 5-6 weeks. Meanwhile, it often takes almost 2 years for the Board to address complaints brought by tenants!
So, what are we doing? We’re gathering in front of the Rental Board offices and staging a zombie dance wake-up call! In addition to the dozens of people joining from other groups, our H&H crew is planning to perform the choreography from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, bringing our special touch to the event.
Interested in joining us? We’re hosting a rehearsal to learn the dance together on October 22nd, from 5-7pm at the NDG Food Depot (2146 Marlowe, at Vendome metro). It’s gonna be so fun! Then, join us at 11am in Dorchester square (Peel metro) for the main event!
That’s not all, though… on Halloween, we’re co-organizing yet another event with the NDG Food Depot and several other community organizations, in solidarity with the National Day of Action against Austerity. This second event is kicking off at 4pm on October 31, at the NDG Food Depot. We’ll meet for a free meal and final preparations, before heading into the neighbourhood around 5:30pm. We’ve got several rehearsals set up over the coming weeks, as outlined below… join us for as many as you want, and let’s dance in the streets together one more time before winter!
We see first-hand the growing need for strong social services to support youth who struggle with income, food, and housing insecurity. By dancing through the streets of NDG with other groups who work to address the root causes of these issues, we’re gonna call on our community to affirm the need for our work and stand with us in the face of proposed funding cuts!