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*Oil, the Media and the Transition Movement

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*Oil, the Media and the Transition Movement

Time: March 23, 2012 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Location: Langara College, Room A122b
Street: 100 West 49 Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map:
Phone: 604-323-5981
Event Neighbourhood and Type: south, vancouver, presentation
Organized By: Leslie Kemp and Ross Moster
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2012

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Event Description

Lee Brain, a Village Vancouver member who currently resides in Prince Rupert where he helped to co-found the local Transition Town Initiative, has garnered significant attention throughout North America with his stirring testimony on February 18th at the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline hearings. Lee speaks powerfully about insights gained as the son of a senior oil executive, and ends his testimony with a moving call for “a full scale, mass mobilized transition process off the fossil fuel economy”, with “the mobilization power comparable to the proportions of the Manhattan project, and then some.”

You can watch Lee’s jaw-dropping testimony or read his speech here:

Lee will talk about his testimony and the media response to it as well as the transition movement.

Space limited, register by calling 604-323-5322  (CRN: 51070)

Sponsored by Langara College Continuing Studies and Village Vancouver

Following the presentation, join Lee, Village convenor Ross Moster and other VVers in Kits for a potluck and continuation of the discussion. RSVP here for address.

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Comment by Ross Moster on March 23, 2012 at 10:36am

No worries, Beth, enjoy the conference!


Comment by Beth Carruthers on March 23, 2012 at 8:29am

Hi Ross - Thanks, Ross. Sounds great. I've gone through the conference schedule and it's true - I can't fit this in today. I'll be in the conference well into the evening. Have a good time!


Comment by Ross Moster on March 22, 2012 at 4:55pm

Hey Beth,

We've just added a potluck and continuation of the discussion afterwards (6:30-9 pm in Kits, RSVP on potluck event post for address), so if you can't make the presentation, you have another option.



Comment by Beth Carruthers on March 21, 2012 at 6:00pm

Hi Leslie. I'd love to come, and may nip out of the World Water Week Symposium at ECUAD to do so - the symposium is part of "Downstream", Rita Wong's project.

Watched/heard Lee Brian's talk on Youtube at the time. Brilliant!

Lovely to see you and talk the other day.

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