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We’re the generation, we can’t afford to wait: We Day Toronto 2010

October 5, 2010

We Day is an experience that is nearly impossible to put into words. By the end of that glorious day, the whole experience becomes this feeling of joy and passion so strong in your chest you feel like you might burst. I wish I could bottle that feeling up and share it with you.

Each year, there are a few moments that stand out, that stay with me:

  1. I learned the We Day dance with 70 friends in a field on a rainy afternoon in August. It was pretty cool to see. Watching 18, 000 youth perform that same dance in a packed arena? Amazing. This is what a movement looks like.
  2. Betty Williams. Inspiring, courageous, compassionate Betty Williams, asking us to stand up and hug the people around us. It sounds like such a simple request, but the result was a rare, beautiful moment. Never underestimate the power of a hug.
  3. There is something incredible and indescribable about standing amongst 18, 000 youth, screaming for the end of suffering, for peace, for love. For freedom.

If you were at We Day this year, what was your favourite moment? Please share in the comments!

The lyrics in the post title are from John Legend’s If You’re Out There.

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