Earlier this year I was honored to be a part of an evening forum designed for the community to come together around what it means to belong. A beautiful diverse and engaged group of people took part in a World Cafe format conversation. Here is the graphic capture of that evening.
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I was asked to come to an evening discussion held at the West Vancouver United Church to visually capture some of the conversation. The topic was homelessness and the group gathered was made up of community members, congregation members, and the special speakers: Ralph Sultan, MLA West Vancouver and Capilano, David Foster, a North Shore Homelessness Advocate, AJ Ives: a local teenager, and outreach volunteer, Paul Butler: Coordinator of Youth, Hollyburn Family Services. The evening was lively and engaging. Drawings from the evening are below:
This was an amazing evening event. Held in Abbotsford, over 100 people came together to talk about the meaning of inclusion – and how they wanted to create it in their home community. There was a beautiful energy in the room with capable and eloquent facilitators helping the appreciative dialogue move along smoothly. I would love to see this kind of dialogue take place in every community. Contact me directly if you’d like my help. ~ Stina
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I just wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some of the feedback that we have received re: your work at the Hazards Risk Management Workshop. Your mural has done the rounds of various venues – Bert put the murals (photos of) and key learning points re: the workshop on to a 7 foot laminated poster that was displayed at the Emergency Preparedness Conference, a Fraser River Basin Commission meeting, the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Conference in Edmonton, and at the Pacific Council of Senior Federal Officials.
Universally the feedback has been terrific and your work has helped us to engage audiences that normally we not reach. As a result of seeing the outcomes in graphic form people have put in their name for the next workshop and asked “Why wasn’t I invited?!” Some people who were initially skeptical of the process, once they have seen the outcomes on the web site have been sold. Your work has really assisted us in our mission to engage and interest more people to becoming aware of the issues re: Critical Infrastructure – so thank you.
It was my great pleasure to work with this large and intelligent group. A special thank s to Laurie Pearce, for her commitment to Graphic Recording, to Bert Struik from Natural Resources Canada and to the passionate and capable folks who come together for this important work around Hazards and Infrastructure planning and management. Also, a thank you to Lisa Arora for her Graphic Recording work with this group. They are well supported!
~ Stina Brown