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Photographs of previous Empathy Week events taken by Jesse Tamayo @jesse.Tamayo
The Unity Project
An interactive public art project consisting of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, “I am a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants wind colourful yarn around posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness.
An art piece inspired by an Indigenous tradition of processing loss. With the leadership of the Indigenous facilitator and garden coordinator, participants co-create a ribbon tree, where different statements intentionally created to support people in reflecting upon their lived experiences correspond with ribbon colours. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
The blanket exercise is a unique hands-on history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowldege keepers and educators that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. This workshop will be led by Tapisa Kilabuk, Manager, Indigenous Relations from Inn from the Cold, and Sidney Gill, S.T.E.A.M. A bannock reception and talking circle will follow. Register on Eventbrite. Venue is wheelchair accessible.