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Thoughts on Reconciliation and Decolonization: a conversation with Kamala Todd

What are our responsibilities as communications professionals living and working on colonized, Indigenous land?

We are honoured to invite you to join Kamala Todd and your CPRS friends to begin an introspective journey that will help us begin to explore our role in reconciliation.

Kamala, a Métis-Cree mother, community planner, educator, and filmmaker who was born and raised in the beautiful lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Skwxwú7mesh-speaking people (also known as Vancouver), will share her own learning and lived experiences with us. This conversation will inspire and encourage self-reflection, offer questions to ask ourselves about our responsibilities and relationships, and provide an opportunity for discussion. Kamala will also share some resources and tips to continue our own learning.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 pm (PST) Zoom

Cost: free for CPRS members, $65 for non-members

More about Kamala:

Kamala is an adjunct professor for the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. Recently, she was the City of Vancouver’s first Indigenous arts and culture planner, where she co-wrote the City's culture plan, Culture|Shift: Blanketing the City through Arts and Culture, and worked actively to decolonize planning processes. Kamala has twenty years experience working through community planning, storytelling, video, and public art to increase awareness of the diverse stories of Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and urban Indigenous people in Vancouver.

As a consultant, she was engaged with the Vancouver Dialogues Project, which brought together First Nations, urban Indigenous, and immigrant communities to build circles of dialogue and cultural-sharing.

Watch her videography:

-------------------- A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the event date.

This event is the first of three events organized by the BC chapters of CPRS.

------------- All CPRS-VI hosted events are currently free for CPRS members until June 2021! Why? Because we care about you and we value your membership in our communications community. 2020 has been a tough year, but being a CPRS member shouldn't be.

If you haven't renewed or are thinking of becoming a CPRS-VI member, join us today.

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