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On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation is an exploration of the crisis of social isolation and of the fundamental human right to belong. It considers belonging across four core dimensions: in our relationships with other people, in our rootedness in nature, in our ability to influence political and economic decision-making, and in our finding of meaning and purpose in our lives, with lessons on how to create communities centered on human connection.
Kim Samuel is an activist, educator, and movement builder. She is an educator and founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness and an academic lecturer at institutions including Oxford, Harvard, and McGill Universities. Samuel combines research, writing, teaching, and direct programmatic work to support communities in overcoming diverse social, economic, and environmental challenges in the 21st century. Kim was recently named the first-ever Fulbright Canada Ambassador for Diversity and Social Connectedness. She lives in Toronto.
Samuel will be in conversation with Timothy Shriver. Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International and co-founder of UNITE - an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences. Tim began his career as an educator and subsequently co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He has produced 6 films, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and co-editor of a new book, The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening.