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Meet Cicely Belle Blain

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Headshots of Becca Schwenk and Cicely Belle Blain.

Social justice is for everyone, and can be enacted in infinite ways. 

When we nurture collective desire for a just world — engaging with unique ideas and shared dialogues — we build greater awareness of pathways towards effective change. This awareness allows us to effectively navigate the paths; guiding us towards a horizon of deep justice.

We are excited to welcome Cicely Belle Blain to Hollyhock this June 14 – 16 for Transformative Powers of Social Justice alongside their co-presenter Becca Schwenk. 

Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer non-binary femme from London, UK now living on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Their ancestry is a mix of Gambian (Wolof), Jamaican and English, and they descended from a long line of feminist educators, unsurprisingly developing a passion for justice from a young age.

Cicely Belle Blain is noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one of Vancouver’s 50 most powerful people by Vancouver Magazine twice, BC Business 30 under 30 and one of Refinery29’s Powerhouses of 2020.  

Bakau Consulting was founded by Cicely Belle Blain in 2018, and since then has grown from an agency of one to a talented team of strategists, consultants, and educators. Bakau Consulting specializes in equity, inclusion and anti-racism consulting and is based in Vancouver, Canada, with a global, intersectional approach. Bakau Consulting’s work is deeply rooted in community, social justice and a tireless passion for equity.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join Cicely Belle Blain, alongside Becca Schwenk, at Hollyhock from June 14 – 16 for Transformative Powers of Social Justice. 

Through interactive methods, mindful prompts, ‘aha’ moments, and skill-building, activate your ability to tend to the world through social justice. Learn to utilize social justice as community care, and dream up ways to meaningfully apply it in relationships to work, others, and the self.

Unravel the potential for social justice to heal and transform all spheres of life. 

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