Conversations in Rural / Urban Organizing Workshop – May 6

Thursday May 6, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Please register at…/tZMkfumrqz4tH9cd6UF…

Resource extraction and climate-disruptive industries often have a more immediate and significant impact on rural communities in many ways. Communities may be strongly divided in their assessment of how to balance potential prosperity and destruction. We’ve invited two seasoned rural activists to have a conversation about the joys and challenges of organizing rurally.

Doug Gook in Quesnel works in Eco-forestry and horse logging and has been outspoken regarding the unsustainable and dangerous tailings pond spill at Mount Polley.

Alice DeWolf in the Comox Valley contributed to the successful campaign against Raven Coal Mine and most recently co-edited “All Fracked Up. The Costs of LNG to BC” and hosted a series of webinars on fracking in the province.

They will share with us their successes and ongoing struggles, as well as exploring urban and rural climate justice collaboration.

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.