Why We Organize: Future Ground Network Launch Webinar

Start: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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Last year was characterized by a sense of loneliness and disconnection for many of us, but it also demonstrated the power of what is possible when people take collective action. This is as true for the pandemic and social justice as it is for the climate crisis.

Throughout the country, people are stepping up. Youth groups are leading the charge with unprecedented attendance at climate marches, community-led climate groups are leading their governments toward stronger emissions targets and community members are working together to implement sustainable systems in their neighbourhoods. We’re seeing that the most effective change begins locally, alongside others who share common values.

Future Ground Network is a new David Suzuki Foundation initiative designed to support your grassroots groups and initiatives by providing training, resources and connections to help you strengthen your impact. Whether it’s creating urban agriculture projects, campaigning for climate justice or advancing sustainable transportation, Future Ground Network allows groups to collaborate to bring about the social and ecological transitions we and the planet so badly need. Learn more about the network here.

Do you want to help transform your neighbourhood or municipality? Are you already part of a community group and want to register your group to take advantage of the network? On February 10 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET, for the length of a Netflix show or two, you can join us for our Future Ground Network launch webinar to learn more about what the network has to offer and help us answer the question: Why do we organize?

SPEAKERS

Sophia Sidarous, Land and Water Protector

Sam Lin and Rebecca Hamilton, Youth Climate Justice Program Organizers, Future Ground Network (David Suzuki Foundation)

Malkeet Sandhu, Community Organizer, David Suzuki Foundation

Dr. David Suzuki, who will share his perspective on the impact of community organizing.


ACCESS NOTES

Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to inform us of specific access needs on the registration form.


Learn more about Future Ground Network here.