Illuminating Conversations 2020-2021

Live, one-on-one interviews with exceptional and engaging individuals

Season seven of Illuminating Conversations, themed “They Live Among Us”, will explore interviews with exemplary individuals who enrich our community in less conventional but exciting ways. 

MARCH 29, 2021 AT 7:30PM

From Crown Ward to Osgoode Law School graduate, entrepreneur, award-winning community and business leader, motivational speaker, and volunteer, Rose’s life exemplifies triumph over tragedy and circumstance.

Through the use of personal stories, Rose provides valuable insight to help people adjust to change, enhance leadership skills and increase respect for self and others. Rose is a transformational coach whose life exemplifies her success philosophy called BREATHE. Yes, she lives among us!

Illuminating Conversations is normally a fundraising initiative for TIFT’s core theatre programming, but we are offering the first Illuminating Conversation of 2021 for FREE via the Zoom platform. 

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APRIL 26, 2021 AT 7:30PM

Sally Armstrong, journalist, author, editor, human rights activist and UNICEF Special Representative to Afghanistan (2002), has been called “the war correspondent for the world’s women”. She is a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Canada Media Award, holds ten honorary degrees, is a member of the Order of Canada, and the 2019 Massey Lecturer.

A career highlight for Sally was covering the inside story on the dramatic Canadian-led rescue of the more than 100 White Helmets and their family members who made it out of Syria in 2018. Sally’s newest book, Power Shift: The Longest Revolution, was released September 2019.

Illuminating Conversations is co-produced by Judy Blaney, Beth Foster and Peter Ritchie.

Hosted by Beth Foster.

Thank you to our generous series sponsor:

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