The Walrus Talks at Home at the Broadbent Institute’s 2020 Progress Gala

The moment I realized I could change the world

The Walrus Talks at Home at the Broadbent Institutes 2020 Progress Gala

A lively discussion about our ability to overcome systemic societal and physical barriers, cope with adversity, and cultivate resilience individually and as a society.


Photos of the speakers at The Walrus Talks at Home at the Broadbent Institute's 2020 Progress Gala.

  • Jann Arden, singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, and author
  • Anand Giridharadas, writer, editor, political analyst
  • Sandy Hudson, organizer and writer
  • Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal
  • Waubgeshig Rice, author and journalist

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