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Climate Justice and the BC Election
January 18, 2017- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for Climate Convergence’s monthly public forum where the diverse strands of the climate justice movement come together to discuss, network and strategize.
This month we address the question of how the climate justice movement should intervene in the upcoming provincial election. After federal approval of both Kinder Morgan and the Site C dam and with a looming battle at Lelu Island in the mouth of the Skeena River over Petronas’ PNW LNG the stakes are incredibly high.
What can climate justice groups and activists do during the provincial election to put forward clear demands to the parties? How do we link the issues of Kinder Morgan, Site C, PNW LNG and green jobs to form a coherent message? Should we advocate for a vote for particular parties that have stronger positions opposing some or all of these projects? How do we use the election to amplify the voice of the climate justice movement? How will we hold the provincial government’s feet to the fire no matter what the outcome?
These are some of the burning questions that will be discussed. We hope you’ll join us and contribute your voice and your ideas to the discussion and debate so we can continue to build a broader and more united climate justice movement to wage the struggles to come.
Updates – following the main discussion we’ll have an update from Anjali Appadurai on the Climate Law in Our Hands campaign which is planning a Polluter’s Pay the People action in early March to demand that fossil fuel companies pay for the costs and impacts of climate change on local municipalities in BC.
As always we’ll have brief reports on several recent actions that CC has been involved in and announcements on some upcoming actions and events that CC and other climate action groups are planning. Individual groups and activists are welcome to make announcements during this portion at the end of the forum.
***CHILD CARE: Assistance with on site child care is available with at least 2 to 3 days notice. Please contact Andrew to make a request: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also always looking for volunteers willing to help with child care at the meetings. Please let Andrew know if you can help.***
This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.