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Election Engagement & the SDGs – Online Training
June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
As civil society groups, BC’s municipal elections provide an opportunity to discuss the kind of local leadership we want to see on issues of global importance. For groups interested in engaging in these discussions and approaching local leaders during the municipal elections, BCCIC is providing an online training for how to engage in the municipal elections through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This non-partisan online training will start with an overview of SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and how the SDGs can be used to connect local issues to a global vision (see attachment). We’ll then move into a discussion of the options available for organizations in influencing municipal elections, and ends by teaching hands on skills for influencing candidates and engaging with voters.
Note that while this is an online training, it is not a webinar format. We’ll use a mix of small and large group discussion, interactive activities and role plays. Participants can expect to leave the online training with new ideas on how to use municipal elections to meet the goals of their organizations, and practical tools to get to work with! Please RSVP for the training by using the link below.
Title: Municipal Election Engagement and the SDGs
Date: Wednesday June 20th
Time: 1pm – 2.30 pm Pacific Time
The online training on Municipal Election Engagement and the SDGs will be facilitated by Peter Gibbs of Organize BC. Organize BC accelerates progressive movements through training, coaching and community building. Since 2013, they’ve trained over 1,000 organizers and activists across BC to run effective issue advocacy campaigns. Peter has been a community organizer since 2008 and a Co-Director at Organize BC since 2015.
We look forward to seeing you online on Wednesday, June 20th.