Barbie Redressed: EAWLC Book Talks with Giovanna Riccio on Plastic’s Republic

Our Book Talks program invites an author, a translator or an avid reader to talk about a book and facilitate discussions.

  • To start our Fall 2023 season, join author Giovanna Riccio for a thought-provoking evening exploring Plastic’s Republic featuring the Barbie Suite!
  •  Time: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, at 7:30-9 pm (Eastern Time)

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EAWLC Indigenous Day Celebration 2023: The Gathering with Sky Hawk

As part of East and West Learning Connections Indigenous Day celebration sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage, we cordially invite you to this fascinating in-person gathering facilitated by Sky Hawk (Cris) in Norwood Park, Toronto!

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EAWLC Indigenous Day Celebration 2023: The Dialogue with Armand Garnet Ruffo and Tara Williamson

Join us for a philosophical and artistic evening with two Indigenous artists to celebrate Canada’s Indigenous History Month!  Listen to their living experiences, thoughts, and beautiful and original works, and have a dialogue to learn more about indigenous cultures, peoples, history, and presence!

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5 Poets Breaking Into Song (“The 9TH Symphony”)

In this National Poetry Month of April, former national poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, the League of Canadian Poets, and the East and West Learning Connections will bring you another feast of poetry and music!  It is the 9th edition of Clarke’s “5 Poets Breaking Into Song” series that presents the beautiful creations of renowned Canadian poets and award-winning composers and singers.

Time: FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2023, at 7-9 P.M. (EST)

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EAWLC Dialogue with Business Mentor Martin Copeland: Success is only an elephant away!

The East and West Learning Connections proudly presents entrepreneur and mentor Martin Copeland as our guest speaker for April’s dialogue!

Last year Martin shared some wonderful stories (you can watch the video here. We are so happy and grateful to have him back again. This year, Martin will share his time and expertise to help you break through some of your personal and business barriers to success and help you learn how to be successful. He will be delighted to have a discussion and respond to questions like:

* What does it take to be successful? How do I measure success?

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EAWLC Online Tour of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art 2023

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Topic: Hanami- Viewing Cherry Blossom in Japanese Art

The revered sakura, or cherry blossom, has been celebrated in landscapes, figure paintings, and prints by artists from medieval Japan to Katsushika Hokusai and beyond. In the springtime, when the cherry flowers are blooming, you are invited to embrace hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing,” in this guided tour of the museum’s Japanese art collections!

Docent: Dr. Yuan Liu

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East&West Dialogue with D.D. Jackson and Andy Milne: Two Canadian Juno Award-winners Now Based in the States


At our East&West Dialogue, guest speakers from Different cultural backgrounds share their life experiences, insights, and have a dialogue with our audience. In this first dialogue of Season 2023, we are thrilled to have D.D. Jackson and Andy Milne, two Juno-winning jazz pianists, composers, and band leaders, to reflect on their multi-ethnic racial identities growing up in Canada and living in the United States, and how these experiences have impacted their approach to their art.

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EAWLC Communication Skills Coaching Hour 2023

“Becoming skillful with your interpersonal communications makes life easier.“
– Eleanor James
The way we speak to each other, especially at work, can help you or cause you harm. How fortunate to choose to be skillful and to navigate easily in new or difficult situations like:
How to approach people, asking questions?
How to make small talk, and fit into the circle?
How to deal with difficult people?
How to diffuse situations in a considerate way?
….

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English Social Conversation @East and West Learning Connections 2023

 *We are constantly recruiting native English-speaking facilitator volunteers for the English Social Conversation program! Please see the invitation message at the end of this announcement.

 Have you ever wondered what to talk about in a social conversation? Or, as an immigrant, do you sometimes feel it is difficult to join your local co-workers’ conversation because you don’t know the people or things they are talking about, or you have some everyday questions that you would like to know how local people would think or deal with? Or do you just want to find a safe, relaxing and friendly environment to talk to some native English speakers, and enjoy a pleasant conversation?

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EAWLC Social Reading Club/读点东西俱乐部: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter

This online club meets ALMOST every week to read books together, chapter by chapter.  Club members, who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different countries, take turns to present the chapter(s) they volunteer to lead the reading of and facilitate the breakout room discussion that follows.  We welcome you to join us and bring your unique life experience and perspective to the discussion!

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