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#YegDignity 2019 to educate and shine a light on Housing and Homelessness.

Edmonton, October 10, 2019 − iHuman Youth Society and the John Humphrey Centre (JHC) invite media and guests to attend the 2019 Dignity Day Press Conference. At this event, we will release artistic works centring community voices on housing, homelessness, dignity and the experience of poverty; giving voice to the unheard members of our community.


Wed, October 16, 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

iHuman Youth Society, 9635 102A Avenue Northwest


We know that currently, thousands across our province continue to live without adequate housing due to different issues that contribute to it, such as poverty, addictions, mental and physical health, racism and discrimination, https://www.alberta.ca/homelessness-response.aspx. 


Homelessness is a human rights issue that needs to be tackled in our city. In lead up to the federal election and on Global Dignity Day, we will centre the conversation by focussing on testimonies from people with lived experience and art. #YegDignity 2019 aims to utilize creative means to educate and shine a light on the multiple barriers related to housing.


“NO HELP, unless it’s crisis time!... Opening LRT tunnels and not more shelters/beds is an attack on peoples dignity… centre Dignity for the homeless”


YEGDignity was catalyzed by members of JHC’s Youth Action Project in 2015 as a way to creatively speak out on issues related to poverty in our city and contribute to End Poverty Edmonton.