UWinnipeg student activist in We Day spotlight

Megan Fultz

WINNIPEG, MB – When 16,000 young Manitobans file into the MTS Centre on Wednesday, October 30, they will hear from extraordinary people including Martin Luther King 111 and Craig and Marc Kielburger.  A recent graduate from The University of Winnipeg and current President of UWSA, Megan Fultz, will be among those taking to the stage to inspire the crowd.

“My main message to young people is that the most powerful change can be effected by upholding the principles of human rights, equality, and inclusion,” said Fultz. “We need to start in our own communities first and make conscious decisions to consistently be a part of positive social progress as well as working against systems that encourage oppression and exclusion.”

Fultz adds that We Day matters because it shows that a significant number of young people care about making the world a better place for their generation and ones to come. “We Day encourages the energy and creativity of these young people; it’s our job to help them channel that energy and use it in a productive way that is critical and analytical of the world around them,” she said.

Fultz graduated with a degree in International Development Studies and Human Rights & Global Studies from The University of Winnipeg in June 2013. She is interested in pursuing a career in international human rights law.

Read more about Megan’s accomplishments.  The University of Winnipeg is a proud supporter of We Day Manitoba.

Link to We Day Manitoba’s speakers and performers.

This year’s entire lineup for We Day Manitoba includes (drumroll please!):

  • Greg Selinger – Premier of Manitoba
  • Sam Katz – Mayor of Winnipeg
  • Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
  • Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Shawn Desman – Platinum-selling, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artist and host of We Day Manitoba
  • Neverest  – Chart-topping, MMVA nominated Canadian pop-rock band
  • Amanda Lindhout – New York Times best-selling author of A House in the Sky, Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation
  • Kenyan Boys Choir – Traditional African male choir, who sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama
  • Vicente Fox  – Former Mexican President and international public speaker
  • Robb Nash – Winnipeg native, musician and motivational speaker
  • Craig and Marc Kielburger – International activists and co-f\ounders of Free The Children
  • Spencer West – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair in June, 2012
  • Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker who speaks out against bullying and the power of hope
  • Robin Wiszowaty – Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya
  • Chris Tse – Me to We inspirational speaker, national spoken-word champion and humanitarian
  • Youth speakers Hannah Alper and Vishal Vijay

– See more at: http://www.weday.com/2013/10/we-day-manitoba-lineup-announced-2/#sthash.M9oEz3Ed.dpuf

This year’s entire lineup for We Day Manitoba includes (drumroll please!):

  • Greg Selinger – Premier of Manitoba
  • Sam Katz – Mayor of Winnipeg
  • Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
  • Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Shawn Desman – Platinum-selling, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artist and host of We Day Manitoba
  • Neverest  – Chart-topping, MMVA nominated Canadian pop-rock band
  • Amanda Lindhout – New York Times best-selling author of A House in the Sky, Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation
  • Kenyan Boys Choir – Traditional African male choir, who sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama
  • Vicente Fox  – Former Mexican President and international public speaker
  • Robb Nash – Winnipeg native, musician and motivational speaker
  • Craig and Marc Kielburger – International activists and co-f\ounders of Free The Children
  • Spencer West – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair in June, 2012
  • Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker who speaks out against bullying and the power of hope
  • Robin Wiszowaty – Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya
  • Chris Tse – Me to We inspirational speaker, national spoken-word champion and humanitarian
  • Youth speakers Hannah Alper and Vishal Vijay

– See more at: http://www.weday.com/2013/10/we-day-manitoba-lineup-announced-2/#sthash.M9oEz3Ed.dpuf

We Day is a movement of young people leading local and global change. At We Day Manitoba, 16,000 youth, educators and friends will be inspired to make a difference, both in their own community and overseas.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

 

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