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The Converge Collective and The Dove Debate Retake

May 16th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

I had the amazing experience today of sitting on a panel at the Converge Collective’s annual conference at Ursula Franklin Academy in Toronto. Converge is a chance for queer artists and activists in the community to meet with LGBT high school students to facilitate discussion, workshops and learning. The energy around the event is phenomenal and I was really blessed to be in the company of so many fantastic creators and performers and inspiring young people. Converge is organized solely by volunteers, so it’s amazing to see the results.

Among the presenters was the star of a brand new take on the Dove campaign that’s been widely debated on this very blog. Created by 26-year-old filmmaker Daina Hodgson, the film is an amusing but very meaningful look at both the controversial campaign and the way we perceive ourselves. At the end, it asks the question “Who defines you and why do you listen?”

I highly recommend checking it out. Click here to see the video.


Tags: activist report, body politics, media savvy

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