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  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    Public Service Alliance of Canada

    DELEGATES ASSEMBLY

    STRONGER TOGETHER: ORGANIZING FOR POWER 2020

     

    DELEGATES ASSEMBLY  "From Visions to Victories for the Common Good"

    Thursday Feb. 27, 7-9pm Registration 6:30

    5238 Joyce St, Vancouver. Public Service Alliance of Canada, 2nd floor

     

    Late last year the organizing cycle brought us to a period of evaluation. Now, Metro Vancouver Alliance is re-visioning. 

    Where does our collective energy lead us next? How will we get there?

    Join veteran leaders of the Industrial Areas Foundation and Metro Vancouver Alliance for a look at the breadth and strength of our global movement for local empowerment.  Come and see what organized people and organized money accomplish, in the hands of everyday citizens. Come to imagine how we might use them next, for a more equitable Metro Vancouver. Bring a companion from your organization!    

     

    FACILITATOR:

    Joe Chrastil: Regional Organizer, IAF Northwest

    Forty years' experience in building and launching action-oriented community organizations, developing leaders, strategy and capacity in Canada and the US. His work has addressed a wide range of issues related to jobs, immigration, health care, education, energy, housing, and transportation.  Joe has overseen MVA's development since its beginnings more than ten years ago.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Ernesto Cortes, Jr.: Co-Director, IAF; Executive Director, IAF West/Southwest

    Regrettably, due to unexpected circumstances Mr Cortes must postpone his travel to Vancouver at this time.  His meetings with MVA leaders will be rescheduled at a later date.

     

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM · 24 rsvps

    Faith Caucus

    STRONGER TOGETHER: Strategy Summit Event

    Join lay and clergy leaders from MVA member organizations as we discuss how the organizing model can be applied internally to strengthen our organizations. As MVA member organizations, we believe that building relationships with leaders from other denominations and faiths stretches our ability to put our faith to action in public life. But before we are able to be influential in our neighbourhood and city, we need to begin by laying strong foundations in our congregations. 

    Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive with enough time to get registered and settled in. Tea, coffee, and a light breakfast will be provided. 

    This event takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

     

    VENUE DETAILS:

    To enter the lower hall at the church, you need to walk around to the back door of the church on ground level. There will be signs indicating the entrance. Accessible washrooms are available at ground level.

    Accessible by transit on the n. 20 bus. There are 12 free parking spots available on a first come, first serve basis at the Co:Here building down the street (email audreyaguay@gmail.com for the access code). Street parking is available on surrounding side streets (take note of parking restriction signs). Pay parking is available under Supervalu on Commercial Drive. 

    WANT TO HELP?

    If you are interested in helping with set up at 8:00 a.m., are willing to help with hospitality, or are able to stay an extra half hour to help with clean up, please be in touch with Audrey at audreyaguay@gmail.com. 

    FACILITATOR: 

    Joe Chrastil: Regional Organizer, IAF Northwest

    Forty years' experience in building and launching action-oriented community organizations, developing leaders, strategy and capacity in Canada and the US. His work has addressed a wide range of issues related to jobs, immigration, health care, education, energy, housing, and transportation.  Joe has overseen MVA's development since its beginnings more than ten years ago.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Ernesto Cortes, Jr.: Co-Director, IAF; Executive Director, IAF West/Southwest

    Regrettably, due to unexpected circumstances Mr Cortes must postpone his travel to Vancouver at this time.  His meetings with MVA leaders will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM · 3 rsvps

    MASTER CLASS: Building Public Relationships

    STRONGER TOGETHER: Strategy Summit Event

     Regrettably, due to an unavoidable change in the Strategy Summit program, this event must be rescheduled at a later date.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 05:30 PM · 6 rsvps

    ORGANIZING FOR POWER2020: CALL TO ACTION

    WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR COMMUNITY?

    After 2 days of evaluation, skills practice, new relationships and provocative conversations, MVA leaders will together lay out an action plan for growth. To be at our most powerful, we must build a budget for a full-time professional organizer: we must organize money. To strengthen civil society, we must develop new leaders and vital relationships inside our institutions, through education and participation: we must organize people. 

    If you have attended at least one of the Strategy Summit events, you are invited to our Call to Action.  What part do you want to play, for your institution, your neighbours, or your friends and family?  

    Join the long tradition of patient and powerful organizing for the common good: one relationship at a time. Be part of this special gathering of change makers.

     

    Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP!


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