We wanted to start a spark that would ignite the fire of change, working to break down the othering between cultures and start the conversation of healing together. We aim to start this process by creating a safe place for people to share their stories. By making the story based on their products, it offers a security blanket, making the story not only easier to share but easier to hear as well. The market will offer some vendors, typical of a farmers market, but the main focus will be on traditional/cultural foods and crafts. The point of the market is to get people talking, sharing information and laying the groundwork to reconciliation.
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Location: A place that the story market could be held. You would want to pick a place that everyone would feel welcome.
Vendors: Businesses or organization that want to have a booth at the market. This would be to either educate customers or to sell their products to the customers.
Participants: People who want to come and spend time at the market. This could be people who want to learn about the different cultures, people who want to buy the products, or people who are looking for something fun to do during the summer.
Entertainers: Music, magic and more, help to attract more participants and make the event more memorable.
Funders: People who would have an interest in the outcome of the market and would be willing to invest their time or money into
Tables for Vendors at the Market depending on the location
Avenue for advertising: social media, newsletter, radio, billboards, etc
Initial Sponsor: The Karma Project
Program: Child and Youth Care, Social Service Worker
Semester: Summer 2018
Authors: Kelly Crawford, Erin Chapelle, Michelle Kaufman, Emma Earle
Additional Keywords: Story Market, Reconciliation, Break the Stigma, Start the Conversation
Links to Sustainable Developmental Goals
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