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Thursday March 21st, 2013

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Drug abuse, human trafficking, untreated mental illness, malnutrition, loneliness, and feeling unwanted are all issues that Windsor’s homeless youth face each day, and a group of Windsor are taking these issues on with poetry.

On Sunday, March 24th at 6pm the Windsor Youth Centre hosts the first WYC’d Words, a poetry event with featured poets and an open mic for readers of all ages.

Organizer Ayan Holland explains that WYC’d Words is a unique event because it features the voices of those who don’t have a chance to be heard. Holland’s voice was first raised loud and clear last fall at the Capitol Theatre to an audience of over 200 captivated Windsorites. Hers was one of several stories featured in the 40-minute documentary, What is Home. Since then, Holland, youth-turned-volunteer, has traveled with the film to debunk myths about those who suffer abuse and homelessness.

The event starts at 6pm at the Windsor Youth Centre, located at at 1321 Wyandotte Street East.  Refreshments will be served free, but donations are welcome.

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