Being oppressed means the absence of choices.
_A socially just society is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, understands and values human rights, and recognizes the dignity of every human being.
_Be related, somehow, to everyone you know.
What is FLIGHT?
The image above depicts a group of dragonflies - which is called a flight.
FLIGHT is a is a not-for-profit (pro bono) entity of Dragonfly Consultation, Counselling & Research - a counselling and consulting company based in Winnipeg Manitoba.
FLIGHT is a community for social justice advocacy and support. FLIGHT's focus is on tapping into the resources of our communities (professional, caregivers, youth, children, citizens, individuals, groups, activists etc.) to work together in solidarity and provide support to other individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and systems to identify and combat social injustice and pursue social justice.
The ways this can be achieved are many and so we don't exactly know what FLIGHT is... What we do know, is that we don't want a prescriptive approach, but rather an organic and emergent process - so FLIGHT can become what it needs to be.
Our hope is that FLIGHT can be a venue and a mechanism to bring together individuals, groups, organizations and communities from Winnipeg, Manitoba and beyond, with a passion for promoting positive social change, to build a community of connectedness and caring while taking a position to address abuses of power. We do not have a specific area of focus - very much believing each of our causes are inextricably bound with others.
FLIGHT combines awareness, knowledge and the sharing of resources, to move beyond "smile campaigns" and rhetoric in addressing issues of social injustice and to take effective action towards creating equality and equity.
We welcome your causes in this area (whatever they might be) and we welcome your passion. We also welcome your kindness - FLIGHT values and honours speaking up, speaking out and taking action in respectful, peaceful and caring ways -from our hearts but not from hate.
Both Toni and Raegan, along with other DRAGONFLY team members will contribute to FLIGHT through the donation of our time, knowledge, passion and skills.We are looking to offer many of our counselling and consulting Services (see Our Services) at no-cost or low-cost (i.e. honorariums) to groups or community organizations that are all too often operating on limited resources and may not have the capacity to pay for services. We also commit to coordinating this FLIGHT community and its causes (our FLIGHTpaths).
We encourage other professionals in the helping field (social workers, counsellors, teachers, nurses, doctors, therapists etc.) and all community members - youth, adults, elders- to contact us to discuss how you can become involved and join the FLIGHT for social justice. Everyone and anyone can be involved.
Ways to get involved:
Phone: 204 898 1601
Phone: 204 898 1601