What Drives Your Community to Action?

I am currently preparing for a 10-minute talk on Wednesday night – and so I’m thinking about all the ways that our Transition movement, and any work related to making the environment better, links with social justice and democracy. When you look at the big picture, it’s really easy to that “we’re all in this together”. But how does that play out in our day-to-day work, in the projects we create, in the issues we focus on? I think Wednesday night’s event will help us explore those questions, and I’m really looking forward to the multitude of perspectives from our community. I also love that this event is the result of a partnership. Partnerships really give me hope that we can do great things together.

So that’s my pre-amble – I really hope you’ll read this and consider coming out on Wednesday night! All the event details are below.

What drives your community to action? In an event jointly hosted by TransitionKW, Social Planning Council KW, and Fair Vote KW, we invite you to discover the connections between economic inclusion and fairness, environmental stewardship, and electoral reform; discover the values that energize those who care about the environment, social justice and/or democratic renewal; and explore shared visions and principles, and articulate messages we can all use to strengthen our positions and lead to better outcomes for our initiatives.

Panel presentation followed by facilitated discovery session. Panel members include:

  • Trish Hennessy – Director, Growing Gap Project, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Brian Tanguay – National Advisory Board Member, Fair Vote Canada
  • Sylvie Spraakman – Facilitator, Transition KW

February 20, 7 PM
Where: First United Church, 16 William St. W, Waterloo
We are excited to have you join us. RSVP to Social Planning Council spckw@waterlooregion.org, TransitionKW: sylvie.spraakman@gmail.com or Fair Vote Canada anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca

About Sylvie Spraakman

Environmental engineer, environmental activist, and community volunteer. Loves KW!
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