Date(s) - May 15, 2021
12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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About this event
“A GIFT OF PRESENCE” IS A 24 HOUR VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL LESS LONELY & SOCIALLY ISOLATED THIS SPRING.
On May 15, 2021 from 12:00 AM to 11:55PM PST we are offering a 24 hour conversation marathon. Where different volunteers are hosting in Google Meet. This virtual living room will be a place of safety, friendly, inclusiveness, heard, valued, and respected. COME SAY HI! Wherever home is – join in its free or by donation of $5 or more.
straight to-the-heart-conversations. play games. play guess these songs. do arts and entertainment. exchange cultural knowledge. practice speaking in the public. or do role playing.
Well, after a long winter of social restriction, many people see the spring of 2021 with optimism and excitement. They are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family and feel hopeful about life in the near future . Others may not share their level of enthusiasm. They may actually feel even more stressed, anxious, and socially pressured this year. The way through the fear and loneliness can begin with a conversation in the safe, inclusive environment offered by our experienced volunteers.
READ WHAT OTHERS SAY:
“I recently joined the UBC and International Open Talk Cafe and am new to the country too. I was lucky to be connected with Trevor and the whole team for their warm welcome. Indeed, it was nice connecting with such amazing people at Beyond the Conversation.” (Awooch D, Student, 22)
“All my life I have suffered with depression. At some point, I felt life is not worth living and I was in a dark place. I heard about Beyond the Conversation and started volunteering as a Board Member. I love the fact that we are building a better community and everyone is so warm and friendly. I am blessed to be part of this caring family.” (Manjit T. , Retired, 67)