Group focused on dialogue gets Awesome grant

Sarnia Speaks will use $1,000 to fund future discussions

Sarnia Speaks, a grassroots organization launched by Danielle Cooper (third from left), received a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Foundation this week.

Dialogue, it turns out, is a good thing when it comes to many of the issues facing people of all ages in the community.

So it is that Sarnia Speaks, one of three presenters in a regular pitch for funding from the Awesome Foundation, was chosen to receive a $1,000 “no strings attached” grant from the trustees on Thursday evening.

Danielle Cooper, who founded the Sarnia Speak initiative, has assembled a group of like-minded individuals to host the series. Already two of the evening events have been held, the most recent being on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The “Coming Out” gathering, which was held at the Sarnia Public Library Theatre, followed the inaugural “Mental Health” event on March 31.

The funding will directly support an additional six dialogues to be held in 2016 and early 2017.

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