‘Together’ mobile exhibition on global change makes stop in Calgary

Global News

Hundreds of Calgarians stepped forward in support of the World Partnership Walk at Prince’s Island Park Sunday.

The walk is in support of fighting global poverty and to be a positive force of change in the world.

One of those forces was front and centre on display at the event, after travelling across Canada.

The ‘Together’ exhibit is a customized mobile vehicle designed to spark the conversation about the role Canadians can play to help reduce global poverty.

The interactive exhibition is housed in a 53-foot, custom vehicle. With 1,000 square feet of exhibit space that features powerful photography, film and audio that bring the individual stories behind global change to life.

‘Together’ was created by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and also shows the work of 21 Canadian organizations that are helping improve quality of life in the developing world.

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“It’s really showing how the role of Canada and Canadians is transformative in the developmental world and changing lives, ” said Jennifer Pepall, from Aga Khan Foundation Canada. “They [visitors] can explore some of the ways they can be agents of change and take actions themselves. There’s lots of hands on activities [inside the vehicle] for people to describe their visions of what a better world looks like.”

“You learn explore and share.”

The exhibit is partly funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

In 2015, the exhibit on wheels traveled across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, and this year it will travel to central and western Canada.

The Together vehicle is free for the public to visit and will be in Calgary for a few weeks. For more information about where you can find it, visit their website.