“After all, what are any of us after but the conviction of belonging?”
― Wallace Stegner, On Teaching and Writing Fiction
The sense of belonging is a primal, fundamental human need, just like the need for food and shelter. Humans need to belong: to one another, to friends, to families, to their communities, to the global community. Belonging is fundamental to our sense of happiness and well-being, and it helps us to see value in life while we build our ability to cope and to be resilient.
But what happens when we bump up against evaluators that challenge our sense of belonging? Questions that ask, “are you even a local?” What do we do with questions that make us think about our appearance, our worth, and our values? Because belonging is an integral part of our individual and collective sense of safety, health, and well-being, let’s explore it together in our next Community Conversation!
Please join us for the Breadth of Belonging on April 15 from 7 – 8 p.m. through the Zoom link below. To honour the time of fellow participants and to minimize disruptions, please arrive to the conversation a few minutes early. Once the conversation begins, access to the Zoom link will no longer be available to the public.
This conversation is facilitated by Right from the Start and Canmore FCSS