Building compassion with art

Local Harm Reduction Teams throughout the East Kootenays have gathered material for The Compassion Project, an art show created for the purpose of sparking curiosity about values, beliefs and assumptions surrounding drug use in your community.

The ultimate goal is to build compassion through increased awareness and understanding.

Community members who have volunteered to participate in the project had the opportunity to contribute a meaningful photo and were asked, “How do you want to be understood?” and “What is it like to be you?” The collection of stories, information and photos will come together to create an art exhibit that will be displayed in communities throughout the East Kootenays beginning in March of 2018.

The spring events will be led by Warren Hooley, an aboriginal facilitator and practicing artist, who is a member of the IndigenEYEZ leadership team. Warren will guide event participants through a series of activities with the intention of experiencing a felt sense of connection.

The event in Golden will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Transportation assistance available. Call 250-919-7673 for more information.

The collaborative harm reduction team for the Eat Kootenays says they have a sense, when listening quietly, to stories in small circles that in our communities compassion is an untapped resource waiting to be expressed and shared.

They understand, given the opportunity, conversations will bring confidence to build capacity for healthy communities.

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