In a world where there is always a “them”, how do we move to more “us” in our life? Saskatoon is known as the City of Bridges, even so we can find it difficult to build relational bridges, to reach out and start new conversations or initiatives. Join us to be inspired by how people in Saskatoon are working to achieve greater connection in our communities and churches.
Many of us in Saskatoon feel that Reconciliation has become a priority for our community, but moving from the theoretical to tangible efforts can be overwhelming. We will be hearing from community organizers about their large or small efforts to build relational bridges across difference and to listen to and engage our neighbours. In particular we will hear from Randy Klassen, the Indigenous Neighbours Coordinator & Church Engagement Coordinator for MCC Saskatchewan; and Ji-gaabiikwe Campeau, founder of iEmergence Saskatchewan; and Stephen Waldschmidt and Tim Bratton of Burnt Thicket Theatre, part of the creative team behind the audio drama podcast We Treaty People.
On Saturday, April 1, we will be gathering informally for short peer-to-peer presentations about starting new things, allowing for plenty of time to process. Participation via Zoom is also available. We value the conversations that take place in the lobby during conferences, so we built it into the schedule. Come ready to be inspired and encouraged to start something new in your own context.