Local Harm Reduction Teams throughout the East Kootenay have gathered material for The Compassion Project - an art show created for the purpose of sparking curiosity about values, beliefs and assumptions surrounding drug use in your community. The ultimate goal is to build compassion through increased awareness and understanding.
Community members who have volunteered to participate in the project had the opportunity to contribute a meaningful photo and were asked, "How do you want to be understood?" and "What is it like to be you?" The collection of stories, information and photos will come together to create an art exhibit that will be displayed in communities throughout the East Kootenay beginning in March of 2018.The spring events will be lead by Warren Hooley, an aboriginal facilitator and practicing artist, who is a member of the IndigenEYEZ leadership team. Warren will guide event participants through a series of activities with the intention of experiencing a felt sense of connection. Events will be held in:
- Fernie - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Arts Station from 6 to 9 PM
- Invermere - Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Pynelogs from 6 to 9 PM
- Golden - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Civic Center from 6 to 9 PM
- Cranbrook - Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Key City Theatre Foyer from 6 to 9 PM
- Kimberley - A soft launch in April 2018. Location to be determined
- Creston - May 2018. Location to be determinedFor more information contact Jen Driscoll at 250-489-4344 or Alison Ko at 250-919-7673