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6 Degrees Calgary: Towards Resilience

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It helps to be deliberate about how a society builds resilience. Principles need to be identified, framed, and pushed out. What are they? Diversified economies, community investment, and active citizenship, to name a few. But the most fundamental principle may also be the most elusive: belief in the value of diversity. Fail at that, and society may well fail at the rest.

Join 6 Degrees on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at TELUS Spark for a day of engaging, interactive discussions that seek to find new language, ideas, and solutions to arguably the most urgent issue of our time: creating truly inclusive societies.


Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada and Co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
John Ralston Saul, Essayist and novelist, and Co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Deepa Mehta, Film director and screenwriter
Leroy Little Bear, Distinguished Niitsitapi Scholar, University of Lethbridge
Pam Krause, President and CEO of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and national Inuit leader
Chris Turner, Journalist and author
Anila Lee Yuen, CEO of Calgary Newcomer Centre
Abdul-Rehman Malik, London-based journalist, educator and organizer
• More to be confirmed

Thank you to the 6 Degrees Calgary Committee:
Chair – Zai Mamdani, Aleem Bharwani, Minelli Clements, Barry Crean, Franca Gualtieri, Hussain Khimji, Alice Lam, Lachlin McKinnon, Ellen Parker, Nuvyn Peters, Richard Sigurdson, Ryan van der Marel, Sophie Virji