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Making Sense of Political Heartbreak: A Civic Dialogue

Thursday November 24th | 6:30-9:30 PM | Halifax

Location: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St | Suggested donation: $10 (PWYC)

The election of the next president of the United States has already created a wave of emotional, economic, and social impacts around the globe. 

The politics of ‘us versus them’ present in the US election, and Brexit votes is on the rise. But, it would be naive to think it’s not in Canada too. Conservative Party Leadership candidate, Kellie Leach, used her platform to declare the election of Donald Trump as “an exciting message and one that we need delivered in Canada as well.” 
- What is a concerned citizen living in our small corner of the world to do? 
- What lessons are there to learn from this experience? 
- How do we care for one another during the uncertain and unstable times that are sure to follow? 
Join us for a civic dialogue exploring what this election means for us as individuals and as a community.

This conversation will be informed by the method of The Lewis Method of Deep Democracy, developed in post-apartheid South Africa to transform stuck issues and bring personal awareness and change. Learn more about Deep Democracy here. This conversation will be hosted and lead by Sera Thompson, a master facilitator in this method, and a dual-citizen of Canada and the US.  
With panel introductions by:


 Ryan Watson does not share your heartbreak over the election of Donald Trump. His heart was broken by US politics long ago. Ryan was the leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia for the 2009 provincial election.





unnamed.jpg  Raven Davis is an artist and activist currently living in Halifax. A parent of 3 sons and currently working on a body of work to be exhibited next year called the De-Celebration of Canada 150.






15057764_10154511646136508_1881748669_n.jpgClaudia Chender is an Associate Publisher of Mindful Magazine. She is a dual citizen of the US and Canada who has chosen to remain and raise her young family in Nova Scotia.





danny-graham.jpgDanny Graham is the CEO of Engage Nova Scotia. He is the former leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. He began his career in Nova Scotia as a defence attorney, and later moved on to working in the fields of aboriginal rights and restorative justice. 






November 24, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS B3K 3B4
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Delaine Tiniakos-Doran · · 902.989.3668

Will you come?