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World Wide Living Library Dinner

  • Centre for Newcomers 1010,999 - 36th street NE Calgary Canada (map)
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The Centre for Newcomers invites you to an interactive living library of stories from LGBTQ+ newcomers to Canada.

We sometimes take for granted that we live in a country admired for its ability to value diversity. Not everywhere in the world is similarly welcoming. LGBTQ+ newcomers underline just how welcoming Canada really is. LGBTQ+ refugees and immigrants are arriving here specifically identifying Canada as one of the few safe havens in the world that will accept them.

LGBTQ+ newcomers have a strong hope for a renewed life after fleeing countries where they are persecuted. Their route to Canada can be simultaneously hair raising and exhilarating, but they are united in being resilient, energizing, moving, and thought-provoking.

This dinner will combine incredible dishes from around the world paired with stimulating and inspirational conversation.

This intimate dinner is hosted in collaboration with EthniCity catering, providing a space for LGBTQ+ newcomers to share personal experiences over authentic food. The World Wide Living Library dinner was chosen to be a part of the Best of Calgary Interactive labs as the Centre for Newcomers is an important component of our city. Connect with your city and join us for a night of delicious, and meaningful, conversation.

The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.”

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