Aug 27 2012
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August 27, 2012
Council of Canadians to ‘make waves’ in Nanaimo in October
Nanaimo, BC – In just two months, Council of Canadians members from coast to coast will gather in Nanaimo for a movement-building conference, Making Waves: Sinking the Harper Agenda. The conference will feature high profile keynote speakers, a day of interactive workshops and plenary panel discussions that will inform, inspire, and motivate participants to take action.
WHO: The Making Waves opening public forum will feature keynote speakers Maude Barlow, Chairperson, The Council of Canadians; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs; Linda McQuaig, journalist and author; and Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org, with a welcome from Snuneymuxw Elder and Chief Douglas White.
WHEN & WHERE: Friday, October 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (Public forum at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo) and Saturday, October 27, 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Conference at the Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo)
WHAT: At a time of relentless attacks on democracy in Canada a broad civil society movement is needed more than ever to counter this government of the 1%. Making Waves will bring together environmental, health, youth, Indigenous and labour groups to fight back against Harper’s austerity agenda and mining and pipeline projects that threaten the environment.
ADMISSION: Friday night is Pay What You Can, with a suggested donation of $10. For the full conference on Saturday, registration is required. Admission is $70 in advance. $90 on-site. The fixed income rate is $40. Conference admission includes lunch and admission to Friday public forum. All are welcome.
Program and registration information is available at: www.canadians.org/conference.
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