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Holistic Activist Communities

When:
March 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-03-12T17:30:00-04:00
2019-03-12T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
SCPA Basement
2149 Mackay St.
Cost:
Free
Holistic Activist Communities @ SCPA Basement

Together we can build more resilient social movements. In order to be sustainable, we need to find alternatives to call-out culture. We need to cultivate work ethics that don’t lead to physical or emotional burnout. We need to remember those who came before us, and those that have yet to be here.
Come join us for a vibrant conversation through prefigurative politics, collective memory and thinking of our movements as ecosystems. By having these kinds of conversations, we can carry each other into more caring futures.
Reserve your spot!

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About our facilitators:

Jen Gobby organizes with Climate Justice Montreal and is also a PhD candidate at McGill. She has spent the last 4 years doing research with the climate justice, anti-pipeline and Indigenous land defense movements to think together about how we can build more powerful movements towards decolonizing and decarbonizing Canada. She is the founder of the MudGirls Natural Building Collective, did a term in office on the local government, lived-off-the- grid for a decade and did a stint traveling with a sustainability-themed circus troupe!

Brett Cox – he/him. I’m a white, male, cis-gendered settler originally from so called ‘Brantford.’ I recently graduated from McMaster Universities’ Globalization and the Human Condition Masters’ program, and I am currently a graduate student in the Community Economic Development program offered through Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs. I’m an awkward dreamer, constantly pulled between being an introvert and having a love for humanity, nevertheless passionate about social justice and using my privilege to contribute to cultural disillusion and accountability amongst my circles and working in solidarity with those oppressed and marginalized. My research pursuits involve decolonization and unsettling settler-colonialism, prefigurative politics and revolutionary process, accessible community engagement, cultural disillusionment, and solidarity economy organizing; at the moment my course learning objective involves breaking down societal barriers between ‘adulthood’ and ‘youth’ in the context of radical political organizing.

When: Thursday, March 14th, 5:30pm to 8pm
Where: SCPA basement, 2149 Mackay St.

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This event is happening as a part of Sustain’Alive, a weeklong event series centred on activism, society, and the planet.

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Montreal, traditional name Tiohtià:ke is located on unceeded Indigenous territory. It has historically been a meeting place for many nations, with the Kanien’kehá:ka as the stewards. We encourage you to reflect on your current and historical relationship to this land.

 

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