Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: July 6, 2013 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Langara Colllege
Street: 100 West 49 Avenue
Website or Map: http://www.langara.bc.ca
Phone: Info: Judi Piggott at 604.323.5931 Register: 604.323.5322
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, conference, forum
Organized By: Langara College, Sustainable Communities Program
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2013
A day of dialogue, sharing ideas and experience, and connecting with a wide range of activists.
We live in a world that could be sustainable, with a good quallity of life for all of humanity on a planet that is rich in diversity. Human skill, knowledge and ingenuity are astounding. We live on a planet bathed in free energy from the sun with remarkable bio-diversity, landscapes and ecosystems.
And yet, we live in a world plagued with war, hunger, misery, inequality and an environment rapidly being damaged - even destroyed. Why?
Join us for a day exploring the roots of inequality and the unsustainable way the world is today. We will discuss ideas for a better alternative society.
The day will bring together a diversity of people involved in the environment, unions, social justice and co-ops to network, share ideas and experience and find common ground.
There will be roundtables on:
- The Myths of the "Economy"
- Needed: Fundamental and System Transformation
- Building the Real Changes
Presenters include: Karen Cooling (CEP), Kathryn Cholette (Village Vancouver), Bill Hopwood (Raise the Rates), Paul Finch (BCGEU), Alexandra Henao (Agricultural Workers Alliance) & Jack Hall (Kids for Climate Action).
9:30 am Opening Speaker: John Millar (Chair of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition) on "Inequality: Bad for You, Your Children, Society and the Environment"
430 pm "Movements Make Change"