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IDW 2020 Panel Event: Creative Community Organizing in Challenging Times

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative Community Organizing in Challenging Times is a panel and interactive discussion that dives into the potential of creative (even radical) solutions to tackling global crises. This event focuses on the power of civic engagement and community organizing in a time when seemingly unstoppable threats loom large – including the climate crisis, the rise of authoritarianism, political polarization, and closing borders.

With the encouragement from a panel of brave and creative speakers, this event aims to leave participants feeling inspired to accept these challenges in their own communities.


The objectives of this event are:

  • To showcase creative or radical approaches to community organizing and civic engagement to address global crises
  • To hear from diverse and innovative voices
  • To facilitate a different type of conversation about threats to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, showcasing what can be done to combat these threats
  • To encourage various generations and identities to come together to address complex, high-stakes global issues

This event is part of International Development Week (IDW), a national initiative that seeks to inspire Canadians, youth in particular, to learn more about, and contribute actively to, global issues. IDW 2020 will involve several nation-wide events, activities, and opportunities for learning about local-global development issues and initiatives.

This event is hosted in partnership with the BC Council for International Cooperation, Amnesty International, ORICE, SFU International, UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, and the Simon K.Y Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre.

Panelists are being finalized. Watch this space for more information!

Join us on February 5, 2020. Doors open at 6:00pm, event starts at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Register  here.


February 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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