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Harold R. Johnson has a law degree from Harvard University and is the author of six books, including the bestseller Firewater, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. He lives in La Ronge, SK. 

Rodney Diverlus (@rodneydiverlus | He/Them) is a Haitian-Canadian movement artist who has performed internationally in dance theatre and multidisciplinary performance, and has developed his distinct movement aesthetic that brings together jazz, contemporary and Afrikanic movements. Described by the Toronto Star as “one of Toronto’s fastest rising dance talents,” Rodney is working on new world premieres for Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre and Tapestry Opera, and is the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Stage Award for Direction. He is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter—Canada and the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism.