Many Faces of Compassion
Lessons Learned Growing Up Transgender
June 17, 2021 ~ 7:00 pm
Alex Andras is an educator, semi-professional athlete and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) rights activist. A well-known, and well-respected student educator and activist within the Humber College community, Alex is a graduate who now makes speaking and educating his career, spending his life telling assemblies full of kids that they are perfect the way they are.
Raised for a good part of his life in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough, Alex shares the discrimination, as well as difficulties and successes, he has faced as a transgender man in rural Ontario and growing up in a society that didn't acknowledge him, proving that he is stronger than he could have ever believed with a little help from his family and a little belief in himself.
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“Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”
Many Faces of Compassion is an educational series aiming to provide valuable information and resources for volunteer, family and professional caregivers supporting someone with a life-threatening illness.
Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves…. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person? Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself?
Our days are busier and busier it seems. Each Many Faces of Compassion event is a time for you to “breathe” and through that sense of peace learn, practical ways to care for ourselves and others. Will it make our days less busy? Likely not. It will however make us more aware of how to make time for compassion in the middle of that busy-ness.
Who is Many Faces of Compassion for: Volunteer, familial and professional caregivers will all benefit from this event. “One in four Canadians aged 15 and older (7.8 million) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging” (Statistics Canada, 2018). Further “over half (55%) of caregivers felt worried or anxious as a result of their caregiving responsibilities” (Statistics Canada; Portrait of Caregivers, 2012). The theme, “Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”, portrays an important message: “you are not alone”.
Why your business's in-kind donation or sponsorship is needed: Funding through cash sponsorships or donations for items will allow us to have a small suggested donation amount as admission instead of needing to charge the type of registration fee an event of this quality would typically need to charge.
Your expertise matters: Now recruiting participants for our entire series. If you offer resources or solutions for caregivers we invite you to have a table display. Perhaps you would like to host an activity room or facilitate a workshop. Let’s work together to find a way for you to offer your expertise to our audience.