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Stories for Hope, Healing & Belonging

April 20 @ 10:00 am 10:30 am

Join us Tuesday as we share two new stories that celebrate International Women’s Day. All are welcome! Your hosts are members of the Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, the New Canadians Centre, Community Living CKL and Compass Early Learning & Care.

Every other Tuesday at noon we invite you to sit down with your child for lunch and a story! You can join in the conversation via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84562051231Or you can watch on Facebook Live right here.

Stories we will share this week:

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/no combina – (In Spanish & English)Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favourite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can’t she choose one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn’t match. And that’s just fine with her.

You’re Just Right:
“We love you as the sun rises high / as the stars shine brilliant and bright. / From the moment we first heard your cry, / we knew in our hearts, “You’re just right!” And so begins the telling of the birth and transformation of an indigenous baby from childhood to teen years to womanhood, supported throughout her journey by loving and supportive parents. Award-winning Lakota author Victor Lethbridge reminds us that, even though we all share in the same struggles, each one of us longs to hear these words whispered in our ear – “I love you so much. You’re just right…”