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May 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


For 19 years the Guelph Lecture has been offering insightful and exciting performances, literary readings, and keynote presentations to our community in Southern Ontario. For 2022 The Guelph Lecture—On Being is back with a live event at the River Run Centre that will blend live music, spoken word, and urgent dialogue. Happening May 6th in Guelph, Ontario, this year’s presentation will feature a keynote conversation between bestselling author and climate activist Naomi Klein* and Indigenous leader Chief Ninawá Huni Kui of the Amazon forest, who will discuss the future of the Amazon and the implications it has for the rest of the world. JUNO Award winning duo Digging Roots will perform songs from their recent albums, and to kick off the evening we will hear a spoken word performance from Ontario’s poet laureate Randell Adjei.

Tickets are available now through the River Run Centre’s box office. The evening’s presentations will include ASL translation and live transcription.

To protect the vulnerable from COVID-19, the ArtsEverywhere Festival team requests that all attendees wear a mask. Guests who require or prefer to socially distance can request specially arranged balcony seating from the box office.

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*Please note: To reduce climate impacts Naomi Klein will be participating remotely.

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