South Niagara chapter activist Fiona McMurran
The Council of Canadians South Niagara chapter will be presenting a workshop at the eighth annual Niagara Social Justice Forum this Saturday (January 31) at Brock University.
The Bullet News reports, “Workshop participants will be invited to join with local activists from the South Niagara Chapter to review several of their social justice and environmental campaigns. Participants will have the opportunity to try their own hand at planning and mapping out the action steps to conduct a local social/environmental justice campaign. The event is an open forum for individuals and groups working for social change in Niagara to connect. The event is free, accessible, and open to everyone.”
Among its many activities, the South Niagara chapter recently rallied in Toronto to stop private clinics in Ontario, is campaigning to keep the Welland hospital open, is opposed to the Line 9 pipeline, took part in the rocking chair tour, and marched for climate justice this fall.
Other workshops this year will include Getting Your Message Out: How to Effectively Engage with Media; S.O.S. Supporting Our Sisters: Three Native Women Trying to Make a Difference; Activist Photography 101; and Students Organizing in the Migrant Worker Community.
For more about the forum, please click here.
Fiona McMurran awarded Niagara Labour Council activist of the year! (November 2014 blog by Mark Calzavara)