For Broad Conversations' summer gathering, we're going outdoors and we're going big.
Why outdoors? Science has shown that humans are calmed by being in nature. One explanation is that in seeing fractal patterns in nature, like the branches of a tree, "our brains recognize that kinship to the natural world," and feel contented. And what better time than summer to venture out for some serenity-inducing fractal exposure?
Why big? Inspired by the global Wait But Hi gatherings last year, Broad Conversations is endeavouring to gather feminists across the city for a week of custom outdoor activities, culminating in a Sunday picnic. Participants will be matched up with small groups to take part in an activity planned just for them. Activities will take place across Hamilton and could range from yoga in the park to learning a new skill to exploring the city.
Participants will sign up and share preferences through a survey and will be assigned one activity during the week. Then, all participants will gather together at the end of the week for a Sunday picnic, where the week's unique activities can serve as conversation starters.
Survey must be completed by July 15 and participants will receive details by August 1.
These activities will take place in Hamilton, Ontario. Like all Broad Conversations gatherings, we welcome all womxn-identified, gender fluid, and gender non-conforming folks. While we adore many of our male counterparts, we ask that men respect this as a space for us to gather safely and on our terms.