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#MakeItAwkward Concert

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Two Saturday’s ago, I had the chance to attend the #MakeItAwkward Concert aimed to educate and bring awareness to discrimination by using artistic expression. Now you’re probably wondering what #MakeItAwkward means, well I’ll break it down for you. #MakeItAwkward was founded by actor, athlete, and entrepreneur, Jesse Lipscombe just after he was the victim of drive-by racism that was caught on video. While filming a commercial on the benefits of living in downtown Edmonton, Lipscombe is then racially taunted by a group of men in a car nearby chanting out “the n*****s are coming!” Lipscombe calmly confronted the men but unfortunately, the car drove off with more repeats of the n-word from the passenger. As opposed to getting angry and ignoring the issue, Jesse along with his wife Julie created a movement with Edmonton mayor Don Iveson to inspire others to take a stand against racism and to make it awkward. If you are a bystander exposed to racist remarks or hear someone from afar make a sexist, or racist remark, instead of being silent, approach the situation calmly and imply that what was being said was and is not cool.Held at the Centre For Race And Culture and hosted by Noble, attendees got the chance of a lifetime to not only enjoy the artistic sounds of local artists but also got the opportunity to educate themselves on the importance of racism for I hate to say it, it still lives amongst us. Jesse himself was present at the event along with his wife Julie and their newborn son, Indiana. Jesse delivered a beautiful speech plus touched base on the opportunities that have been coming his way since launching his campaign. I encourage everyone who comes across this post to please educate themselves on the importance of racism and that when confronting someone about their racist/sexist remarks, to not cause a scene but to address it in a peaceful manner. We are a mosaic of culture and together we must help each other put an end to this stigma. Wanna know how? Simply use your voice to help #MakeItAwkward. 

Big shoutout to the Centre Of Race And Culture as well as to organizers Alaine and Aliza, the attendees, Noble for hosting, Jesse and Julia Lipscombe, and the performers who sang and preached their hearts out for this amazing campaign! You are all appreciated!

Enjoy the recap =) 

For more information about Make It Awkward’s movement, follow them on the following social media platforms: 

Website: www.makeitawkward.ca

Twitter: @MIA_YEG 

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STYLE YOUR LIFE XO is a lifestyle blog aimed to inspire readers to STYLE their lives in the most colorful way possible. Creator and founder, Camille MacLean uses her lifestyling abilities to create hype and to shine a limelight on city lifestyle whether through her street-inspired looks, love for hip-hop culture, local events, travel destinations, collaborations and the important life lessons that she's acquired throughout her journey. She strongly believes that every individual is responsible for creating the ultimate life for themselves not in terms of writing a book, but LIVING it to the fullest! Camille has collaborated with local brands such as Shop New Classics, Floc Boutique, Lucid Lifestyle and has covered a variety of events around the city not to mention a few outside her city. She is also the offical Content Creator for Narcity Edmonton. With this platform, she hopes to provide readers with more visual content plus show young creatives how she styles her life. For all business inquiries and creative collaborations, please email Camille at styleyourlifexo@gmail.com Style On! XO

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