EVENT: Green New Deal Town Hall – Lekwungen Territories/Victoria
Thursday May 23
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Fernwood Community Centre Gym (1240 Gladstone Avenue)
Lekwungen Territory (Victoria)
Join us for a town hall on the Green New Deal at the Fernwood Community Centre gym.
The Green New Deal is a bold vision for tackling climate change and inequality at the same time. That means totally re-organizing our economy to run on 100% renewable energy, creating millions of jobs, respecting the rights, title, and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples, and enshrining dignity, justice, and equity for all.
The week of May 20 there will be town halls across the country to crowdsource ideas for what a Canadian Green New Deal could actually look like. We have the opportunity to define what it means for our community here in Victoria. We can lobby for massive government investment but we can also start changing the economy ourselves.
We invite people from all walks of life and all movements — Indigenous communities, anti-racist activists, the labour movement, faith groups, anti-povery activists, environmentalists, and everyday people — to come to the town hall and shape this vision. Bring your friends and neighbours.
Co-hosted by: Rise and Resist, Social Environmental Alliance – SEA, and Sierra Club BC
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