On April 12, 2013, the wonderful students and staff at C.R. Marchant Middle School (Toronto, Canada) came together to create this Lip Dub video to combat anti-LGBTQ sentiments and negative put-downs in the school yard. This video accurately captures the energy, passion, and extraordinary school pride of C.R.
This video is part of the "Allies Live Here" safe school initiative for 2012-2013 school year, a joint effort between C.R. Marchant Middle School and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. This community project aimed to generate a student-centred approach to promote diversity, understanding, acceptance, and peer support in youths in the middle school such that students feel safe and comfortable.
Special thanks to all of our community partners:
Video produced and edited by videographer PJ Wilson;
Choreography and routine by Urban Arts
/ BootCamp D.A.N.C.E. directors Christina "Kween" Inniss and Alva "Miami" Paul-Larbi;
Directed by C.R. Principal Angela Pumputis, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine staff Joyce Nyhof-Young, and student Harry Chang.
Funded by City of Toronto - Recipe for Community
Special thanks to the students and staff at C.R. Marchant, our community partners, and everyone who made this project possible. Our vision is that C.R. Marchant will one day become a LGBTQ positive school.
"You guys did an amazing job! I love it. So glad to see that my song is continuing to inspire others to make there own versions of CyRanch lip dub to help spread awareness. Together we can all put a stop to bullying. Go C.R. Marchant Middle School!!!" - Kaitlyn K