Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: October 26, 2012 at 7pm to October 27, 2012 at 5pm
Location: The Vancouver Island Conference Centre/The Coast Bastion Inn
Website or Map: http://canadians.org/about/AG…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: nanaimo
Organized By: Council of Canadians
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2012
Making Waves - Sinking the Harper Agenda
At a time of relentless attacks on democracy in Canada – attacks on workers and unions, immigrants, the environment, public services, and even on our fundamental democratic right to vote – a broad civil society movement is needed more than ever to counter this government of the 1%.
Join us in Nanaimo, BC for a movement-building conference with environmental, health, youth, Indigenous and labour groups to fight-back against Harper’s austerity agenda and mining and pipeline projects that threaten our environment in BC.
Nanaimo is located on Vancouver Island, the city of about 80,000 people is situated northwest of Victoria, and it is west of Vancouver, separated by the Strait of Georgia. With growing concerns locally about mining, fracking and proposed pipelines, our conference will come at a pivotal time for members and chapter activists.
Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC
Admission: Pay what you can. (Suggested donation of $10.)
All are welcome.
Featuring keynote speakers:
Welcome from Snuneymuxw Elder and Chief Douglas White
Maude Barlow, Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Linda McQuaig, journalist and author
Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org
MAKING WAVES CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 27, 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
Join us for a day of interactive workshops and plenary panel discussions that will inform, inspire and motivate you to take action!
Registration required: $70 in advance (up until October 18). $90 onsite. Fixed income $40. Includes lunch and admission to Friday Public Forum.