Tools For Social Movements

Event Details

Date & Time October 13, 2008, 9:00pm – October 14, 2008, 12:00am
Location SFU Harbour Centre
515 Hastings St W
Vancouver, BC
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Contact :: 778 885 0040

A series of workshops and educationals that aims to provide practical information and resources on the following:

  • "Basic research skills: Beyond Google Searches"
  • "Defending yourself against the law: A legal workshop"
  •  "Getting your thoughts on paper: writing an article or news feature and getting it published"
  •  "Everything you wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask"
  •  "Too nervous to speak: Tips on public speaking"
  •  "Protect yourself: Security Culture 101"
  •  "Exploring creative expression as a form of resistance"

Further updates to follow as  specific details are confirmed.

Facilitators include policy analyst and BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Seth Klein, journalists/researchers Jon Elmer and Dawn Paley, poet and spoken word artist Hari Alluri, writer/ orator (and comedian!) Dustin Rivers, activist defence lawyer Peter Edelmann, and others TBC.

About the Series

Although an ad-hoc and individual effort, this series stems from oh so many conversations about the desire to create opportunities for individuals and/or groups across diverse social movements to learn and develop certain critical tools and training. These few workshops in particular aim to provide a space where those who have gained specialized skills and knowledge (sometimes through the privilege of formal training) are able to share them with and within communities of resistance to utilize as they see fit in their daily organizing efforts. These workshops are of course in no way comprehensive; they are simply a start to the many possibilities that could happen.

All welcome, so please come out! Space will be limited since these are workshop format, so please register early. For registration, questions, feedback, or if you're interested in developing future ideas please contact or call 778 885 0040.