Art of Social Change event in Vancouver

You are invited to join the Inner Activist for a powerful evening of exploration and learning, The Art of Social Change: Moving beyond us vs.them. 

This event will be held May 5, 2014 at 1 Athlete's Way, Vancouver, BC, Room MP1 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.


Join us and explore powerful tools and techniques for building effective collaborations on the road to social change. Explore what it takes to create shared outcomes that truly benefit all parties. Examine common challenges and new approaches that can be adopted by anyone working with others to create change in their personal or professional lives. Hear how our upcoming retreat course, Building Strong & Respectful Relationships (June 20-25, 2014) can help you take these skills to the next level. Cost for this workshop is $15/person.


The workshop will be led by:

Natasha Aruliah, B.A., M.Ed. (Counseling Psychology). Natasha has worked as a counselor and therapist with a range of clients in a variety of settings both in Canada and the UK. Working with clients who experienced oppression and marginalization, and her own lived experiences led to her work in social justice focusing not only on internal change, but also external and systemic change. As an advocate, activist and change agent she has worked both within organizations, in the UK, Canada and internationally as well as independently, for over 20 years. She now works as a consultant and facilitator in all areas of diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion.   Natasha designs and facilitates programs in a variety of settings; community, education, healthcare, and business, as well as consulting on policy, implementation, organizational practices, structures and environments. In addition, she is on faculty and facilitates courses at UBC's Centre for Intercultural Communication and the Justice Institute of BC's Department of Counseling and Community Safety. She also continues her counseling work at an Aboriginal Healing centre.

Ian Curtin M.T.C., Hon. B. Comm., DipC currently serves as Project Director for the Inner Activist and is a core faculty member of the Haven Institute, a Canadian residential training centre on the leading edge of personal and professional development. He is also President of IC Possibilities Consulting Inc., a Victoria based company specializing in facilitating organizational dialogues. He offers the right combination of understanding and meeting organizational requirements, balancing the needs and priorities of multiple stakeholders, and deftly navigating the group dynamics that are an integral part of any human initiative. He loves people and brings his compassion for his own frailties and those of others to every situation.

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