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Join us for BC TEAL’s 2017 Annual Conference and Anniversary Celebration at Vancouver Community College’s Broadway Campus, May 4th to 6th. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 50th anniversary, and look forward to having you join us for three days of professional development and celebration.
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Friday, May 5 • 8:45am - 10:15am
Creating Safe Spaces for Dialogue in Challenging Times

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This workshop is an opportunity for instructors and managers to explore how to engage in meaningful dialogue about social justice and create inclusive, supportive classrooms. We will share activities and lessons that encourage reflection and inspire growth. Participants will gain tools to help create supportive and empowering learning and teaching environments.


Marcela Mancilla Fuller

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Marcela Mancilla-Fuller manages settlement services for immigrants and refugees at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. The focus of her work is to facilitate initiatives for integration of immigrants.

Diana Jeffries

Diana Jeffries worked for ISS of BC (LINC) and was an instructor for other settlement programs where she specialized in working with refugees and multi-barrier learners. She presently works at Pacific Immigrant Resource Society in the women’s refugee program, and she is the Liter... Read More →

Andrea Solnes

Andrea Solnes has worked in settlement as instructor, curriculum developer and manager (ISSofBC). She works to broaden support for integration of immigrants, and co-create  new narratives of inclusive communities.

Amea Wilbur

Amea Wilbur currently works as the Manager of Programs at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society. She has taught in a variety of different settings and  positions including Vancouver Coastal Health's Access Community through English and in Capilano University Community Outreach and... Read More →

Sara Yuen

Vancouver Community College, Spark Language Coaching
Sara Yuen has extensive experience as an EAL/TESOL instructor and program coordinator (VCC, Langara College and Collingwood Neighbourhood House), and is also an English language coach (Spark Language Coaching).

Friday May 5, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2206 (Bldg B) VCC Broadway

Attendees (10)