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Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow leads the Institute for Change Leaders’ educational initiatives and has helped trained thousands of activists in political organizing. Olivia has two certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Programs and 9 years of teaching experience. Olivia Chow has also been one of Canada’s most effective and well known public figures. She served 2 terms as a school trustee, 4 terms as a Toronto city councillor and 8 years as a Member of Parliament.

Events with Olivia Chow

People, Power, and Change
July 5 - 9, 2023

Every day we confront so much injustice, inequality, and unfairness, it sometimes feels like there’s nothing we can do. But we can win change, build a society based on justice, and heal our planet. All it takes is organizing, building relationships, challenging power and unrelenting faith in hope. This is…

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