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Community Stories 2022: CFCS 141 Student Project Event

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to this event and its success! 


How Does this Event Work?

All of our speakers are volunteers from our community with lived experience on the topic they are speaking about.  To participate, register for one or more speakers to hear their story in a 20-minute conversation session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about the check-in process at the event. All conversation sessions take place at Lansdowne library. The event will also have an official opening with an introduction to the event and speakers at 1pm that everyone is welcome to attend--no registration is required.

  • Each speaker has two time slots unless indicated as "1 session only". Be sure you are registering for your intended time slot
  • Each 20 minute conversation time slot has room for up to 3 listeners. The speaker will share their story and you will have a chance to engage in a conversation with them. If you are unsure what questions you could ask or how to ask them, refer to our guiding questions.

How to Register

  1. Read through the biographies and book an appointment for the speaker(s) of your choice by clicking the registration button on the biographies page, the guide homepage, or clicking the registration button below.
  2. The registration button will lead you to a calendar with a link to each speaker session organized in order of the timing of the events. Find and click the person's name you are interested in hearing and you will be taken to the full description and final registration link where you will enter your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email with event details, and cancellation process should you change your mind.
  3. Prepare for the event by reviewing the guiding questions page
  4. Arrive at the event located at the Camosun College Lansdowne Library, on March 30th, 5 minutes before your scheduled appointments(s).

Why a Community Stories Event?

What if 20 minutes can change the way you see your community? What if 20 minutes can make someone feel they belong? It all starts with a conversation. The Community Stories event has invited guest speakers from our community who belong to minority groups and often face stigma, bias, and discrimination to share their story in one-on-one and small group conversations. The conversations are not only providing an opportunity to learn about who lives in our community and the diversity we have but also to face our own biases and stigma. They aim to create connections and give people who are experiencing something similar a sense of togetherness and belonging. Register for one (or more!) 20 minute conversations.


Thank you to our event sponsors!