Duration: 2 days
SUSTAINABILITY AND POWER: HOW THE 99% CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 7 - 8
Join with social justice, environmental and labour activists to discuss challenges and strategies for creating a world in which people and the planet not only survive, but thrive. We will look at the major problems facing humanity: the escalating environmental crises, mass poverty and growing inequality. What changes are needed to our economic and political system to maintain and nourish our social and biological systems? Explore visions of a world in which human needs are met without compromising the natural ecosystems we depend upon.
The weekend will feature 2 plenary panels and 3 dialogue sessions. Outside of the sessions there will be opportunities to network, and share information through tables, displays, art, etc.
Speakers include: Iglika Ivanova, Mike Lewis, Hanane Benzidane, Sven Biggs, Lucas Chan, Lorraine Copas, Eric Doherty, Suresh Fernando, Harjap Grewal, Bonnie Hammond, Romi Chandra Herbert, Nikki Hill, Kevin Huang, Gerry Kasten, Deborah Littman, Robin Macqueen, Bob Matters, Carlos Moreira, Derrick O'Keefe, Adriana Paz, iris yong pearson, Peter Prontzos, Casey Stainsby (Involved in the Quebec Student Movement), Leslie Stern, Ingrid Steenhuisen, Ben West
Cost: $35 including food. Discounts available for people with low incomes. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Sarah at email@example.com or 604.323.5193.
Course Registration Number (CRN): 60870
This event was planned in collaboration with BCGEU, Occupy Vancouver, PeerNetBC, SPARC BC, Steelworkers District #3, Village Vancouver, and the Wilderness Committee.
Sustainable Communities Summer School continues through July 13
The Sustainable Communities Summer School is a gathering of people who want to make their neighbourhood and wider world sustainable: a society rooted in social and environmental justice. Join us to learn skills, gain knowledge, develop strategies, and create visions, for creating sustainable communities.
Courses are offered in three streams: Community & Cultural Development, Communication & Facilitation, and Social Ecology. Workshops are interactive and provide participants with practical knowledge and skills.