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Castlegar event aims to boost inclusion, reduce conflict

With the intent of stimulating communication on some pressing social issues, a pair of entities is teaming up in staging a mid-May event in Castlegar.

Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services, in partnership with Embrace BC, will hold a youth dialogues event called, “See Me, Meet Me, Hear Me,” on issues around hate-crime, racism and discrimination in the West Kootenay/Boundary, with the ultimate goal of awakening awareness and building a respectful inclusive community where all youth feel they have a voice.

This timely and needed event will take place on Tuesday May 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (9:30 a.m. registration) at the Selkirk College Gym.

The morning portion will feature the event's Key-note speaker and youth panel speakers.Following a provided lunch there will be a time dedicated to dialogue discussions and and art project.

If you are a youth, or know of a youth who may be interested in being on the panel of speakers (have been through diversity in the West Kootenay Boundary region) please contact, or have them contact Kayla MacKinnon at or via cell 250.608.1348

Limited seats are available for youth and adults. Deadline for registration is April 25th.


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