Created and facilitated by Michèle Newton, the Our Mosaic Lives quarterly Community Conversations series candidly explores the intersection of identity, diversity and inclusion. In partnership with Barrie Public Library, the Barrie series is made possible by the sponsorship of AMICA Little Lake and support of Allegra Marketing & Printing and Konvo Media
A special edition Community Panel in Innisfil is made possible by the support of Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Caring Concerts, Lexon Law, and Konvo Media
ABOUT Community Conversations
OPEN TO CHANGE: PANEL - JANuary 29 2020
Wed., January 29, 7:30-8:30 pm
@Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, 067 Innisfil Beach Rd.,  Innisfil ON.
Let's embrace diversity and live inclusively. Open to Change is a community panel moderated by Michèle Newton. Panellists include Keisha-Ann Shaw Hill, Innisfil lawyer and business owner; Errol Lee, singer, songwriter and Caring Concerts founder; and an Innisfil high school student. The panellists will share their lived experiences and perspectives on embracing diversity and inclusion being open to change.
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BETTER TOGETHER - February 24 2020
Mon., February 24, 7:30-8:30 pm
@Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley St., Barrie ON.
Global citizen and thought leader Titi Akinsanmi shares her perspectives, experiences and ideas central to connecting and building community.  
Aligning with Black History Month - honouring the contributions of Black Canadians, past and present, we explore the concept of "better together", or ubuntu, a catalyst to inclusion. 
THINK DIFFERENTLY- SEPTEMBER 2019
Local activist, comedian and changemaker Andrea Murray shared her recent journey uncovering personal biases and challenging white privilege. Hear why she embarked on the journey, how her life changed along the way, and what the future holds for her and others who are willing to think differently and to do the work contributing to making the world a better place.
One Step Forward- JUNE 2019
One step forward is a simple way to move beyond just recognizing diversity toward inclusion. Guest Irfan Toor, Principal of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with the Simcoe County District School Board joins host Michèle Newton of Our Mosaic Lives for a live discussion. From his own lived experiences to student and educator perspectives on diversity and inclusion, we learn how, together, we can work toward inclusion as our new norm.
Diversity & Inclusion - March 2019
Diversity and inclusion - how far have we really come? Join facilitator Beth Foster for a conversation about Our Mosaic Lives, Michèle Newton's personal "Back to Black" journey. Through her own and her participants' lived experiences, Michèle shares insights and ideas around diversity and inclusion. In partnership with Barrie Public Library.
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