Join the Jesuit Forum, Bees for Peace and the Mary Ward Center in conversation with Doug Anderson (Creative Director, Invert Media; Indigenous Medicine Gardener); and Junaid Khan (Ecologist & Researcher of Pollinator Partnership Canada) as we explore our intimate connection to bees and other pollinators as well as their ecological importance for healthy, thriving ecosystems.
Among the key questions to explore are:
How are we connected to bees, physically and spiritually? Why are bees and other pollinators so important? How do we experience our relationship with bees?
From an ecological perspective, how are bees and other pollinators currently under threat? What are the implications of those threats for the well-being of all living creatures?
Which plants are best for pollinators, who do they support, what should be considered when selecting plants, and where can you get them?
What is calling us to a change of heart (or “ecological conversion”) and concrete action?
The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Carrie Dohe, Executive Director of Bees for Peace (www.beesforpeace.org), an organization that engages religious communities and humanitarian organizations for pollinator protection.
University of Toronto students working for Bees for Peace will be on hand with a special surprise event.
Light refreshments will be offered.
We have a suggested donation of $10 ($5 donation from students) to help cover the cost of the event if you are able to.