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    Dignity Speaks Event Brings Awareness About Poverty in Canada

    Held at The Salvation Army's Harbour Light in Toronto, the event will also be broadcast via live web feed. May 15, 2011
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    The Salvation Army's Dignity Project is designed to educate the public about the reality of poverty in the 21st century–and underscore the point that everyone deserves basic human dignity.

    Today, approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education and economic opportunity.

    The Salvation Army has declared May to be Dignity Month and will host a national event to promote the campaign.

    “Dignity Speaks” will be held tonight (May 15) at The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light, 161 Jarvis Street (at Shuter, north of Queen Street). Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

    Featuring the two-time Juno award-winning group, Downhere, and hosted by the voice of the Toronto Raptors, Herbie Kuhn, this evening will entertain, educate and inspire those wishing to learn more about The Salvation Army's Dignity Project.

    Dignity Speaks will also be streamed online throughout the event. Click here to access the live web feed.

    Comment

    On Sunday, May 22, 2011, Robert Jeffery said:

    I watched this event live via webcast. I thought it was exceptional. Beyond just having really good music and speakers, I appreciated how the Emcee, Herbie Kuhn didn't shy away from the gospel message and drove home the point that restoring dignity to people affected by poverty is not just a charitable thing - it's a gospel thing. It's part and parcel of what we do as a Salvation Army.

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