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The Kindness Project set to launch this week in the region

The project aims to bring joy to the community through the power of music
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The Kindness Project

A moving musical stage built from a trailer will soon be rolling through Waterloo Region. 

It's being called "The Kindness Project" and it's organized by the Wilfrid Laurier University Library in partnership with Neruda Arts. 

It's meant to inspire people through the power of music. 

The "moving caravan" will feature a large screen that will display pre-recorded contributions from Laurier's Faculty of Music students and faculty and will travel to various neighbourhoods and community spaces throughout the region.

It will be found in areas where people have limited access to local arts programs, delivering a message of kindness, healing, and love. 

Isabel Cisterna is the manager of cultural programming and community engagement at Laurier and she said it is important to bring people back together following the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"We need to start again focusing on smaller, but impactful events, something that is relevant. To me bringing kindness to people is the most relevant thing that we can do today because I think it's the only way that people will realize that they aren't alone." 

Some locations you can expect to see the project are House of Friendship, and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. 

"So, we connected with the House of Friendship while people are receiving their food hampers and they are sort of coming to the community centre, we will bring music and joy so that it will become a celebration," said Cisterna. 

Performances will begin Friday and more can be found around the region from Nov.15 and carry through until Nov. 27.

Cisterna adds she hopes this is something people can look forward to. 

"To bring this joy to people, and if anything I hope they feel that they aren't alone and that we care. We will do this together that we will overcome this pandemic." 

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