On the Table: Democracy and Belonging

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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings Street

Jack P. Blaney Asia Pacific Hall

Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

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Join SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Janet Austin, in exploring the relationship between sense of belonging and democracy.

This special event will feature storytelling by democracy practitioners from the Lower Mainland and findings from the Centre’s national opinion survey on democratic culture. Findings indicate high levels of correlation between residents’ sense of connection to their communities and their levels of democratic commitment. Does a deeper sense of belonging lead to increased resiliency in our democracy? What are good strategies to combat social isolation and promote belonging? Come prepared to contribute your ideas as we seek to expand our shared understanding in these emerging areas of inquiry.

Coffee and snacks will be served.

On the Table Series

The event is part of Vancouver Foundation’s On the Table series, an initiative to break social isolation by bringing communities together for good food and meaningful conversations on the issues that matter to them.

Directions

The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located at 580 W. Hastings St (enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance), and is a brief walk from Waterfront station and numerous bus stops. Bike racks are available outside the Hastings entrance of SFU Harbour Centre (located across the street). Nearby parking is available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova St.

Accessibility

Washrooms are located on the lower level, second, third, and fourth floors. The venue has a gender-neutral washroom, available on the second floor in the east hallway. All floors within the building, including the venue and washrooms, are wheelchair accessible and serviced by elevators. How can we make this event accessible for you? If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at dialogue@sfu.ca.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.

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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings Street

Jack P. Blaney Asia Pacific Hall

Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

Canada

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