Rick Prashaw has had a diverse career as a journalist at the Vancouver Sun, Catholic priest in Northern Ontario, executive director of a national NGO ion healing justice, (The Church Council on Justice and Corrections in Canada), and political staff to three members of the Canadian Parliament. He is a winner of the National Ron Wiebe (Weeb) Restorative Justice Award. Rick lives in Ottawa where he writes, is a storyteller, and is active in advocacy for organ donation and equality for people who are non-binary and/or transgender.
Prashaw was born in London, ON. and grew up in North Bay, ON. He has university degrees in Bachelor of Journalism Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa and Masters of Divinity from University of Western Ontario in London. He also studied theology in Rome at San Anselmo College.
His first memoir on his son’s gender identity journey is Soar, Adam, Soar, (Dundurn Press, 2019, selection of CBC Books, Ingram Press, Booklist, Dewey, Divas and the Dudes. His second book, Father Rick, Roamin’ Catholic, a faith memoir, was published by Friesen Press in February 2022.
I have a Power Point slide deck for each of my first two memoirs that introduce images and stories from the book. Presentations combine readings, back story to titles, cover, tour experiences, commentary on book themes and current Work(s)-in-Progress. Humour a serious element of each presentation
Quite flexible with inpout from host, alone or in collaboration with others.
Power Point slidfes on Images/stories from Memoirs
Themes from Book(s): Justice3. Big God. LGBTQ2S+ themes of inclusion, diversity, acceptance
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Inclusion, diversity, Social justice, organ donor advocacy