The Council of Canadians is proud to partner with our friends at The Leap for a tour to build a massive wave of popular support behind the Green New Deal in Canada.
Speakers and performers, including Nora Casson, Avi Lewis, Jenna Liiciious, Kelly Bado and Anishinaabeg hoop dancer Shanley Spence, will shine a spotlight on this growing movement.
When: Saturday, June 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Winnipeg (Map)
Last month, the Council helped launch the Pact for a Green New Deal, a coalition of workers, artists, Indigenous leaders, scientists, youth, and people across the country who are coming together for a new way forward in the face of catastrophic climate change. And in just a few weeks, tens of thousands of people have signed the pledge to be part of this movement, and participated in over 150 town halls across the country.
Building on that momentum, this tour will popularize a transformative vision of a Green New Deal for All in the lead-up to the federal election and support local organizing around the initiative.
At each event we will explore:
- How the climate crisis is impacting our communities.
- Who’s responsible for the mess we’re in.
- How the Green New Deal can build a better economy and society – and how we can make it happen.