Media Gallery

Finding an Equal Place – Model United Nations 2017


One of the flagship projects of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain (RCCPOS) is the annual hosting of the Model United Nations (MUN). This year, the 20th installment of the MUN was held on March 18-19 2017 at the Hilton Trinidad Hotel and was attended by 120 students from  Trinidad, Tobago, Suriname, St Lucia, Guyana and Barbados. The mission of the MUN is to foster a constructive forum for young people to have open dialogue on complex global…

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A Safe Space – Film


The Silver Lining Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of its short documentary “A Safe Space” at this year’s Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival! The film tells the story of young George Kazanjian who took his life stemming from the difficulties of dealing with his sexual identity. It goes on to tell the many similar struggles of other young people and how a brave few sought to turn tragedy into hope for others. Directed and produced by Near…

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A Safe Space – Minister’s Speech


“A SAFE SPACE” The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Minister of Public Administration Everyone, regardless of race, colour, creed, gender, nationality or sexual orientation needs a safe space. The history of humanity is one of struggle and inequity brought about by the inevitability of the strong preying on the weak, the powerful oppressing the powerless, and the rich grinding the poor into the dirt. From Genesis to Revelations, from Cain to Abel, violence is endemic in this human “hit” parade. Our passage…

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A Safe Space – Chairman’s Speech


Remarks by Jeremy Steffan Edwards, Chairman of The Silver Lining Foundation at the premiere of “A Safe Space”. The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Minister of Public Administration and Member of Parliament for San Fernando West Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of The United States, Port-of-Spain, Ms. Margaret Diop and other members of the Diplomatic Corps. Our friends from the various supporting NGOs, Members and Friends of The Silver Lining Foundation, Members of the Media, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good evening. It…

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Film – A Safe Space


The Silver Lining Foundation presents A Safe Space (film). This film project from the youth led, youth oriented organization documents the harsh realities and inspiring testimonies from local and international families and individuals dealing with issues faced by the LGBTQ community. “A Safe Space” tells the story of the genesis and work of The Silver Lining Foundation. The Foundation’s raison d’être stems from the untimely death by suicide of a young 16 year old teenager. His mother, Katherine Kazanjian, relates…

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Day of Silence 2014


Too often words disappear like shadows in the dark. There and then gone, there and then forgotten. Day Of Silence 2014, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED; we took the challenge to break the silence with silence! Every year, every month, every week, every day,every hour, every minute and every second someone – somewhere is being made a victim. Every time we turn a blind eye to bullying and discrimination we are being made a part of that cycle of bullying and oppression. This…

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Day of Silence 2013 – UWI


Last Friday we raised awareness of the silencing effect that bullying and abuse has on LGBT students of T&T. A lot of new faces took interest in the cause and got involved in making a change. It was great to see so many new participants unite with us and stand up for what is right, regardless of the untimely weather. We, The Silverling Foundation board would like to thank everyone who helped make the Day of Silence 2013 possible. Thank…

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Anti-Bullying Campaign: The Ripple Effect


The END of bullying begins with YOU: The Silver Lining Foundation (Trinidad & Tobago) and PACER (Minnesota, USA) in a UNITED stance against bullying. Our Foundation was founded in response to a tragedy that was a result of bullying. It seemed fitting then that we partner with a longstanding organisation committed to bringing about the end of bullying. We found one in PACER who has been committed to the fight against bullying for the past six years when they first…

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Day of Silence 2012


The Day of Silence is a student-led silent protest against the bullying, harassment and discrimination faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in schools. DOS 2012 took place on the UWI St. Augustine campus as a launching pad for The Silver Lining Foundation. Expect many more, greater and more dynamic events and movements in the future! Photo Reel: Facebook.com/SLFtt…

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