Calendar

Feb
10
Fri
Toronto, ON – CanRoots 2017 Plenary: Beautiful Backlash, 7 Lessons from the Leap Manifesto
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The next CanRoots gathering of progressive organizers in Canada is taking place February 10th and 11th in Toronto.

Feb. 10th, 1pm:
Beautiful Backlash: 7 Lessons from the Leap Manifesto, with Avi Lewis, Bianca Mugyenyi, and Jody Chan

Feb
21
Tue
Vancouver, BC: The Reconciliation Industry
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THE RECONCILIATION INDUSTRY: LAND DISPOSSESSION AND EXTRACTIVISM IN AN AGE OF OFFICIAL CONTRITION

Reconciliation has become the watchword of this era of relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. In part that’s because the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made important contributions to the public understanding of residential schools. But for the Canadian government and industry, what does the rise of reconciliation discourse entail? Is reconciliation a shape-shift in ongoing colonization? What kind of reconciliation is possible if the crime is still in progress?

SPEAKER

Martin Lukacs is a journalist writing for the British Guardian and one of the authors and organizers of the Leap Manifesto. He has been involved with movements for social and ecological justice and collective liberation for fifteen years. He lives in Montreal.

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/martin-lukacs

Feb
22
Wed
Vancouver, BC – The Leap vs the Elite: Progressive Populism in the age of Trump and Trudeau
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Co-sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities

A presentation and conversation with Martin Lukacs, one of the authors and organizers of The Leap Manifesto.

NOTE: This workshop is by invitation. Please contact insthum@sfu.ca if you are interested in participating.

Mar
21
Tue
Peterborough, ON – Leap Forum on Climate Change and the Peterborough Official Plan
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first hour of this meeting will present ideas for getting the GHG reduction goals of Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan turned into concrete actions in the official Peterborough Official Plan.
The second hour will be dedicated to all working groups advancing their own plans.

Mar
23
Thu
Transition Town North Bay – Introduction to the Leap Manifesto
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

use McIntyre St. Entrance

Mar
30
Thu
Information Tables
Mar 30 all-day

The students of Social Sciences 3211 – WORK FOR A CHANGE – will be staffing information tables in Vari Hall, which is the hub of York’s Keele campus. The CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP will be focusing on the Leap Manifesto — distributing copies to all interested passers-by, and soliciting their endorsement.

Apr
13
Thu
Toronto, ON – Public Debate on Basic Income
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Moderator:
Avi Lewis, The Leap

Featuring:
John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Josephine Grey, Low Income Families Together (LIFT)
Jessica Sikora, OPSEU Local 586
Additional debaters: TBA

Opening remarks:
Kikélola Roach, Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy, Ryerson University

May
12
Fri
Calgary, AB – Avi Lewis, Social Democracy and the Left in Canada
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What does social democracy look like in Canada? What is the future of the left in Canada? Join Avi Lewis for a discussion of the past, present, and future of social democracy and the left in Canada.

May
23
Tue
Toronto, ON – Leap Discussion with Avi Lewis & Cheri DiNovo
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
25
Thu
Walk 4 the Salish Sea
May 25 – May 28 all-day

A three day March from Victoria BC to the gates of the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby to protest the development of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and the ongoing colonization of the Indigenous Nations whose land it crosses.
The March will culminate in a Freedom Festival at the gates of Kinder Morgan featuring teach ins, speakers and direction action training.
www.walk4salishsea.ca