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  • September 17, 2014
    Lunch Poems with Colin Browne and Catherine Owen, Sept 17
    This month's Lunch Poems on Sept 17 will feature Colin Browne and Catherine Owen. Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique vibrant exchange of poetic ideas held every month.
  • September 04, 2014
    The Arbutus Corridor: A Way Forward? Sept 4
    Join SFU Public Square on September 4 for a conversation on the Arbutus Corridor with Ken Cameron, a member of the distinguished Advisory Panel for the process and report, and Claudia Laroye, Executive Director, Marpole BIA.

Reconciliation through Poetry

The Centre for Dialogue commissioned a series of five poems exploring the concept of reconciliation in honour of Chief Robert Joseph, recipient of SFU’s 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue. The poems debuted at Vancouver Public Library as part of the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation. In addition, they have been displayed at Vancouver City Hall and SFU’s Belzberg Library and have been published in issue #67 of subTerrain magazine.


Please Check Against Delivery, by Jordan Abel
Truth & Wreck, by Joanne Arnott
A Love Letter or Considering Reconciliation in Canada, by Juliane Okot Bitek
NUISANCE. BRAVE., by Jordan Scott
To Fill the Sky, In Honour of Chief Joseph, by Daniel Zomparelli

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