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A Present of Presence

“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free."

-Starhawk (Miriam Simos)


Greater Vancouver, BC: Every year, receive and give a Present of Presence” on December 25th from 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM (PST). Beyond The Conversation is hosting a 24-hour campaign encouraging everyone to “give a gift of conversation and friendship.” Longing to have a heart-to-heart conversation? Everyone across Canada and around the world is invited!

Details: Our virtual Open Talk Cafes are known for inclusivity, bringing people together and facilitating honest conversations built on trust. It is an open space where participants can find a place to belong, be listened to, and learn from one another. Anyone seeking quality human connections and a sense of belonging is invited to join.

Please note: Beyond The Conversation facilitators are not healthcare professionals; we do not advise of any sort, and we are not a replacement for any medical services. Please see your family doctor or call 911 (112 in Europe) if anyone needs medical services.

At this event, you can expect a warm and friendly conversation, often laughter, with friends you just met. In addition, our cafe hosts are trained in communication and leadership skills, and you can be assured that the hosts will treat you with kindness and respect. You join anonymously if you prefer, and you can even join by phone if you do not have access to a computer.

To continue our local impact, we are collecting suggested donations of $5.

With our sincere thanks!

Amie Peacock

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