We are a small and deeply interconnected community here on Bowen. With that, each one of us has the opportunity to make a positive and sometimes critical impact on the people within our sphere of influence whether that sphere exists within the home, our business or on the street.
This is why the Bowen Island Community School Diversity Committee is bringing Alden Habacon to deliver an online webinar for the whole community. This workshop relates to inclusivity and diversity on all levels including race, culture, sexual orientation, gender diversity and neurodiversity. We don’t need a perfect understanding of every issue. However, we do need to learn how to respond to questions and situations that challenge us, and to do so in ways that create space, connection and continued communication. As one of Canada’s leading diversity educators, Habacon can help us build our skills to do just that.
We would like to encourage all parents, grandparents, educators, business people, community leaders and other community members to attend. By committing ourselves to this work, we are ensuring a better future for Bowen Island and the world beyond.
Alden Habacon’s webinar is scheduled for Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. This is a free event, thanks to the event sponsors and supporters including the Community School Association (CSA), the Smoothstones Foundation and the Bowen Literacy Task Group.
Click here to register.
The BICS Diversity Committee is made up of parents and educators who aim to ensure the school community is as welcoming and inclusive as possible.