School: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
Teacher: Michael Gordon
Description: As a young ethnically diverse student living in Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is very important to my everyday life. The components in this Charter, especially in section 2, Fundamental Freedoms, and section 27, Multicultural Heritage, have allowed my family, friends and I to live freely and to embrace all aspects of our cultures. For this project, I chose to take a photograph at school, with a couple of my friends where we gathered around in a circle, to portray unity. In this photograph, each individual is pulling on a piece of rope, which I used to illustrate strength, resilience and power. The rope adequately symbolizes how although we all have our own cultures and ethnicities, because of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we are able to harmoniously coexist.
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