Relationships & Social Change: Getting beyond power struggles

Join the Inner Activist for a special evening event in Victoria Thursday April 28, 2016.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm, PST

Location: The Dock - Centre for Social Impact, 300-3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria BC

Tickets: $20 sliding scale. Please fill out RSVP below and then purchase your ticket!

Effective social change work hinges on our ability to build, sustain and nurture relationships. But what do we do when we run into power struggles? What happens when our ideals of social change are shaken by the realities of working with others? What happens when we encounter what seem to be insurmountable roadblocks resulting from marginalization and systemic oppression?

Join Inner Activist faculty, Ian Curtin, and Engagement Coordinator, Suzanne Nievaart together with Patricia Dawn, past participant of the Inner Activist program, for this special evening event.

  • Explore why building relationships is an integral part of social change work.
  • Be introduced to a new model for navigating and transforming the most common relationship pitfall: power struggle.
  • Get a taste of the kinds of tools and experiences we offer at Building Strong and Respectful Relationships (May 28 - June 1, 2016) to support your ability to build impactful relationships and take your change work to new heights.
  • Meet other change makers from across the Victoria area.

Hosted by:  

Ian Curtin


Ian Curtin - Ian is the Project Director of the Inner Activist and a member of the facilitation team that will be leading Building Strong & Respectful Relationships 2016. He is also a core faculty member at the Haven Institute and President of a Victoria-based company specializing in facilitating organizational dialogues.





Patricia Dawn - Patricia is the Executive Director of Red Willow Womyn Society, an initiative sparked by the documentary film community project “Stolen Hearts of Cowichan.” This film presents the voices of womyn of Red Willow who have lived experience of having their children removed. She is also a past participant of the Building Personal Mastery Inner Activist program.





Suzanne Nievaart - Suzanne is the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator with the Inner Activist. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Dock - Centre for Social Impact, a co-working space in Victoria, BC, and an active member of the Child & Youth Health Network of the Capital Region of BC. 



April 28, 2016 at 6pm - 8:30pm

The Dock - Centre for Social Impact, 300-3 Fan Tan Alley
Victoria, BC V5Y 0C2
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Suzanne Nievaart ·

Will you come?