COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY WALKS — Public | In-Person | Free
This arts-based community action project seeks to uncover the human dimensions of the toxic drug poisoning crisis as it has unfolded in small communities in BC.
Within and through it, a group of artist-researchers, front-line workers and people with lived and living experience have banded together in a spirit of solidarity, attempting to come to terms with the impact of the crisis on individuals and community groups through a practice of story sharing. Through stories, we aim to cultivate awareness leading to change.
Community members are invited to engage with these stories through guided Story Walks, listening to the powerful stories on wireless headsets. A static listening option is available for those wishing to listen without walking.
The upcoming walk will begin and end at CVAG, travelling through the surrounding parks and neighbourhoods. Each Story Walk will last for approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a Sharing Circle that is also approximately 45 minutes in length — where we serve soup and respond together to the stories.
DATE TIME REGISTRATION LINK
December 15 1PM – 3PM https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/754673628137
Participation is limited for each audio journey — please register through the link.
Drop-ins are welcome if space permits.
Please dress for the weather, including rain gear (as needed) and walking shoes.
Additional walks will be added on an as-needed basis in response to community demand.
Group Registrations — Should you have difficulties finding a time that works for your group, please call Sharon Karsten (Project Facilitator) at 250.650.3794 to discuss options. The Eventbrite platform limits registrations to 6 people per group. Please contact Sharon if you wish to bring a larger group.
Parents/Guardians — Stories contain mature content, including accounts of individual struggles with addiction and stigma. Parental and personal discretion is advised.
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