2017 CanRoots Agenda

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Friday, February 10th

9:00am Conference opening
9:30am “How big organizing changes everything” with Becky Bond and Zack Exley, key strategists of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
10:45am Concurrent Sessions 1:
  • "Storytelling for Social Change" with Olivia Chow and Institute for Change Leaders
  • "Big Data Organizing" with Matt Smith from Stratcom and Jen Hassum from USW National
  • "Organizing for Decent Work" with Suleman Basharat from Unite Here!
12:00pm  LUNCH BREAK
1:00pm  "Beautiful Backlash: 7 Lessons from the Leap Manifesto," with Avi Lewis, Bianca Mugyenyi, and Jody Chan
2:00pm Concurrent Sessions 2:
  • "Organizing on the Steps of City Hall" with Michal Hay
  • "Tools for Digital Organizing" with Shamus Reid of NewMode and Josh Stuart of cStreet
  • "Looking under the hood: what keeps your organizing motor running?" with Ecology Ottawa's Graham Saul and Canadian Freshwater Alliance's Lindsay Telfer
3:15pm Caucus Discussions 1:
  • Ontario Election Readiness
  • Labour and Justice Caucus
  • Environment Caucus
4:45pm "Organizing in Canada, a critical dialogue," with Olivia Chow, Deena Ladd, Mohammed Hashim, Crystal Sinclair and moderated by Leadnow's Logan McIntosh
6:00pm Cocktail party 

Saturday, February 11th

9:30am Coffee and Networking. Dawn Maracle opening. 
10:00am Keynote Panel: “Black Lives Matter,” with Sandy Hudson, Howard Morton, Zanana Akande, Anna Willats and Desmond Cole.
11:00am Concurrent Sessions 3:
  • "Student Divestment Campaigns," with 350.org's Katie Perfitt
  • "Taking Responsibility: How can non-natives work for Indigenous rights?" with Amara Possian, Donna Ashamock, and Corvin Russell 
  • "How the snowflake model can build and strengthen teams," with Leadnow's Katelyn Northam
12:15pm  LUNCH BREAK
1:15pm Caucus Discussions 2:
  • Ontario Election Readiness
  • Labour and Justice Caucus
  • Environment Caucus
2:45pm Concurrent Sessions 4:
  • "Dealing with Trump’s message of hate and solidarity with the Muslim Community" with Gilary Massa from the National Council of Canadian Muslims, Raoul Boulakia from the Refugeee Lawyers Association of Ontario, and Hussan from No One Is Illegal Toronto
  • Taking it Provincial: strategies for successful provincial organizing," with Ontario Federation of Labour and Wellington Water Watchers
  • "Show us the money: a discussion on fundraising and organizing," with Veronica Garcia from the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and Sabrina Bowman
4:15pm

"Where to from here?" Final discussion with Sigrid Kneve, Judy Rebick and a special livestream from Standing Rock.