Sent on behalf of Herschel:
This is an invitation to all those in Greater Vancouver living with mental illness to get together with me over pizza to talk about a proposed Village for the Riverview Lands especially designed for folks with such challenges and hopes. We’d like to explain the idea and also to get their feedback.
As I mentioned when we talked, the proposal is for an “intentional community” – people with lived experience and with others integrated in a village together, to help those with lived experience not only to cope but to flourish. It’s a great idea, a community of one’s own – quite innovative although there are some models to draw on.
I have in mind, for a get-together, something informal – sitting around in a circle, eating pizza, getting to know each other, and exchanging thoughts. We could also use some help with a photo shoot, but that’s for another occasion.
Could you invite anyone who might be interested in hearing about the idea to contact me either by phone (604-922-7153) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)? We’ll probably have two gatherings, one on the North Shore and one in Vancouver. We can decide on the specifics later. With emails, could people let me know what city/municipality they’re in, and also what’s a good time for them, that is, when they’re usually available? I’ll get those details directly from those who phone. For phone calls, if there’s nobody at home, please leave a message with a number where you can be reached.
Many thanks for this. People should also feel free to contact me if they have questions.
Herschel Hardin, President
Riverview Village Intentional Community Society