Reflections on PowerShift 2012: The Opportunity to Build a Multi-Issue Movement

By Peggy Lam One of my favourite moments at PowerShift 2012 was attending the panel which spoke of “Building a Multi-Issue Movement for Climate Justice.” Among the list of insightful and experienced panelists (such as Clayton-Thomas Muller, Sarah-Jayne King, and Dave Bleakney) was Harsha Walia, a deeply respected local organizer based in Vancouver, who blew my … Continue reading

Post-PowerShift 2012 thoughts from a Prairie Organizer

by Karen Rooney One of my recurrent themes as an organizing member of PowerShift 2012 has been how to engage, involve and empower folks from Western Canada to participate in a meaningful way. While I feel this goal has been somewhat accomplished, I know there is a long road ahead of us when it comes … Continue reading

Réflexions sur PowerShift 2012

par Nadia Kanji PowerShift a été une expérience enrichissante mettant l’emphase sur les approches diverses et créatives que l’on puisse utiliser pour lutter contre l’inaction face aux problématiques environnementales. Grâce à  de nombreux ateliers sur le capitalisme, les médias, les actions politiques, et bien d’autres, nous avons appris sur l’élaboration de stratégies pour la construction d’un mouvement … Continue reading