Winnipeg Community Conversations #ForABetterWpg July 4th

Updated: Jul 19


One of my favorite quotes is by Socrates. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but building the new." Wise words, I admit it's as difficult to follow at times.


When you look back through history, it is evident that we changed in many ways, but equality issues are still very much alive. Why?


For decades it's been said by many leaders across North America that education is key to understanding. Knowledge is power. What action has taken to address the issues? Has anyone asked you what you have observed? How did/does it make you feel? What do you know about the many cultures in our City?

It's time we listen, share, and strategize together.


Working with a mentor and friends, Devon and Pearlene Clunis, lead us to Community Conversations #ForABetterWpg and we need you.

A Diverse, Inclusive, Equitable Winnipeg by All and for All


The Mission

"Create a movement that strengthens the collective social and cultural fabric of the City of Winnipeg"


Winnipeg is home to one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada. The current social climate threatens to derail unity, foment division, leading to negative outcomes for all Winnipeggers.


Together, we must take direct action to ensure a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable City of Winnipeg, that has something to offer Everyone because it will have been created by Everyone.


How

Community Conversations #ForABetterWpg will unite various stakeholders in integrated approaches to achieve our shared vision of a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable City of Winnipeg.


Community Conversations #ForABetterWpg will provide a connecting point for passionate individuals seeking Winnipeg's collective success. They will empower stakeholders to solutions that will lead to positive change.


Contributors will:

  1. Facilitate opportunities for creative community conversations,

  2. Strategically lead a discussion about community issues,

  3. Seek collaborative solutions among all sectors/stakeholders,

  4. Take notes and distill key actionable community recommendations,

  5. Connect with appropriate stakeholders and share recommendations,

  6. Share reports and outcomes with the community through various media and social media networks,

  7. Locate and empower community difference makers,

  8. Foster cultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion,

  9. Champion social and economic equity

  10. Advocate for structural changes based on community feedback

  11. Foster community cohesion

  12. Create a positive life experience for Everyone in Winnipeg

Let's Do it Now

Creative Community #ForABetterWpg will foster sustainable social change and ensure a thriving Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable City of Winnipeg.


Guidelines

  1. Bring your problems respectfully

  2. Share your solutions thoughtfully

  3. Build our community collectively

Please Join us for the Kick Off Community Conversation


WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 2020 – 11:00am to 1:30pm

WHERE: Outdoors at Assiniboine Park - Site #1


Questions? call 204.986.5232 or email kevink@kevinklein.ca


Follow the map below for directions. Follow the red line if entering from Corydon and follow the blue line when entering from Wellington Crescent.


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