Events Calendar

SheMeets Mentor Session

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5.30 – 7.30PM
Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 – 7 Street SW | Calgary, Canada

Join SheMeets and Humainologie for a mentorship session supporting the success of women of colour and Indigenous female makers, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators. By registration only.

HelloStranger! | Calgarians in International Development

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6.30 – 8PM
Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 – 7 Street SW | Calgary, Canada

Meet several Calgarians who have been able to maintain a life in Calgary while serving the international community. Find out how they got started, the challenges, rewards, opportunities, and their suggestions for getting involved. Followed by a speed conversation game where participants will get to meet at least five other people in the room. Register strongly encouraged at Eventbrite.

Entry by donation ($5 minimum recommended). Wheelchair accessible.

Community Meditation Circle

Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 | 5.30 – 6PM
Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 – 7 Street SW | Calgary, Canada

Join Humainologie for a 30-minute community meditation circle. Some guidance and prompts will be given as well as some time for uninterrupted silence. Cushions or chairs provided. Drop-in. No registration required.

Entry by donation. Wheelchair accessible. Doors close at 5.35 – no late entries.  

36 Questions

Friday, March 13 | 6 – 8PM
Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 – 7 Street SW | Calgary, Canada

Can the connection between two strangers be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions? In Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” she explains how a series of  36 questions followed by four minutes of eye contact can help us connect with anyone in a deep way.

Feel free to bring someone you’re just getting to know and try the experiment together. We have adapted the exercise enabling participants to connect with three different people (randomly chosen for you, unless you request the conversation partner you have come with) over the course of the evening through a mutual question-answer conversation followed by two minutes of silent eye contact with each person.

The questions can lead to connection, friendship, love, a deeper understanding of another person, or maybe simply a practice and contemplation of conversation and intimacy between humans. Registration required at Eventbrite.

Entry by donation ($10 minimum recommended). Wheelchair accessible.

HelloStranger! | A Refugee’s Journey

March 26 | 6.30 – 8PM
Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 – 7 Street SW | Calgary, Canada

Meet several refugees who have settled in Calgary and area and learn about their journey, challenges and who they have been able to become since they came to Canada. Followed by a speed conversation game where participants will get to meet at least four other people in the room. Registration will commence in early March.

Entry by donation ($5 minimum recommended). Wheelchair accessible.

Empathy Week 2020

June 1 – 7
Various Locations, City Wide | Calgary, Canada

Join Humainologie and community partners for a variety of events and programs to celebrate and promote empathy and human connection. More information here.

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What's Your story?

Everyday, all the time, we are all playing key roles in our corners of the world. A moment of eye contact, a smile, an extra question like "so how are you?", a pause to hold the door open, a few words to validate how someone is feeling...there are things we can do all the time to remind each other we belong, we are valued, we are part of this great and diverse human family. Tell us about something small or big that you did, or that happened to you, where the result was a sense of connection, belonging, or the recognition of our shared humanity.

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