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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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Duncan Pike

Duncan Pike is an activist, campaigner, and social movement trainer with a passion for supporting people who are organizing for a more just, fair, and equitable society. Duncan has trained hundreds of new activists and union members on organizing and campaign strategy and tactics,. As a campaigner with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Duncan led the successful campaign to pass Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law to protect journalists’ sources. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Duncan organizes with other adolescent and young adult cancer survivors to fight for increased resources for AYA cancer care.

Events with Duncan Pike

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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