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
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?
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.
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.
use McIntyre St. Entrance
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.
Avi Lewis, The Leap
John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Josephine Grey, Low Income Families Together (LIFT)
Jessica Sikora, OPSEU Local 586
Additional debaters: TBA
Kikélola Roach, Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy, Ryerson University
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.
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.