Thursday March 11, 6:30 PM – Free – On Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86864552561 (just click on the link a few minutes before the workshop starts)
Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/823375665188474 – Invite your friends!
In a massive achievement for the fossil fuel divestment movement, the University of Victoria recently announced that it planned to fully divest one of its two primary investment funds — a $256-million working capital fund managed by its board of governors — from fossil fuels. This is in large part due to the years of work put in by groups such as Divest UVic.When reputable organizations pull their investments in fossil fuels, they help marginalize oil, gas, and coal companies. They make it harder for these companies to wield their political power to delay action on climate change. As members of the divestment movement, Divest UVic’s goal is to deflate the social and political license of fossil fuel companies. Once they’re marginalized, policymakers will be able to take action on climate change with less fear of losing or alienating voters.But if the university is truly serious about sustainability and reconciliation, it must also divest its endowment fund as the next step towards meaningful change.
Please join members of Divest UVic and Climate Justice Victoria for a discussion regarding the divestment movement, the work that remains, and how these tactics fit into the climate justice movement as a whole.
This event and host organizations are located on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ lands. We look to and work with the Indigenous communities leading the climate justice movement on the front lines for guidance and leadership.