Vancouver's former Poet Laureate, Brad Cran, on why Megaphone's community writing workshop program is so important to our city:
"Megaphone is more than just a magazine; it is an organization that instils a sense of pride in homeless and lower-income Vancouverites by offering them the dignity of being heard. Simply put, Megaphone and the Megaphone Writing Workshop have the power to change lives. It starts with the written word and it ends with people empowered by self-expression and self-respect. To help Megaphone is to help our city."
Megaphone runs a series a writing workshops in treatment centres, social housing buildings and community centres in the Downtown Eastside and downtown Vancouver. Many of the stories and poems from these workshops are published in Megaphone Magazine.
This spring Megaphone needs to raise $10,000 to help fund this program. Please donate $25, $50 or $100 today and help ensure that these voices continue to be heard.