Keynotes

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DAY 1MORNING PLENARY

DAN PALLOTTA

ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR AND HUMANITARIAN ACTIVIST

DAN PALLOTTA is an award-winning speaker and inventor of the multi-day charitable event industry. He is a renowned author and humanitarian activist whose TED talk on how we think about charity shook the non-profit world. twitterBird @danpallotta

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DAY 1AFTERNOON PLENARY

HON. DAVID EBY

ATTORNEY GENERAL & MINISTER OF HOUSING

DAVID EBY, Q.C., is the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey. He was first elected in 2013. He has served as Attorney General since July 2017. He has been the lead Minister on multiple priority government initiatives, including political financing reforms, the overhaul of ICBC and establishing a provincial public inquiry into money laundering. twitterBird@Dave_Eby

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DAY 2MORNING PLENARY

LEE MARACLE

CANADIAN POET AND STO:LO AUTHOR

LEE MARACLE is a Canadian poet and award-winning Sto:lo author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including Ravensong, Sundogs, I Am Woman and more. She is an instructor at the University of Toronto, where she is also the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School. twitterBird@MaracleLee

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DAY 3MORNING PLENARY

SANDY HUDSON

FOUNDER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER (CANADA)

SANDY HUDSON is the founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, sits on the BLM Global Network Strategy Table, is Vice-Chair of the Black Legal Action Centre and is the Editor-in-Residence of Kalamazoo College’s Praxis Center for Social Justice. twitterBird@sandela

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DAY 3MORNING PLENARY

STEPHANIE ALLEN

ASSOCIATE VP, BC HOUSING; FOUNDING MEMBER, HOGAN'S ALLEY SOCIETY

STEPHANIE ALLEN is Associate Vice-President, Strategic Business Operations and Performance with BC Housing. She is a founding member of the Hogan’s Alley Society, is on the interim board of the Federation of Black Canadians, and serves on Vancouver’s Poverty Action Committee. twitterBird@builtjustice

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DAY 3AFTERNOON PLENARY

SEKANI DAKELTH

Megaphone Speakers Bureau

Sekani Dakelth is from the Tl'azt'en Nation and calls the Downtown Eastside home. She is passionate about trans rights, sex worker rights and harm reduction. Like many of her peers, Sekani knows firsthand how stigma around drug use acts as a barrier to accessing healthcare. She has worked as a Megaphone vendor for years and officially joined the team in 2018, to help build the Speakers Bureau. Through that work, she’s dedicated to spreading awareness of everyone’s right to healthcare and challenging audiences to look past the sometimes narrow ideas they have of drug users in that and other settings. twitterBird@MegaphoneMag

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DAY 3AFTERNOON PLENARY

ANGEL GATES

Megaphone Speakers Bureau

Angel is aboriginal from the Haida Nation. She is the proud mother of three amazing kids and has been a dog owner for five years. She is a passionate human being and activist always fighting for human rights or the environment. When she is not doing work with the Megaphone Speakers Bureau, she is an actress. She has been nominated for Best Actress twice. twitterBird@MegaphoneMag