May 22: Vancouver the Greenest City? A Social Justice Perspective

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Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice @ UBC
Evening panel: Vancouver the Greenest City? A Social Justice Perspective

Vancouver is moving rapidly towards becoming the ‘Greenest City’, but what are the implications and opportunities to integrate social justice in these long-term visions of sustainability? What examples are there to date of missed opportunities or key successes towards this end? More broadly, what tools are available to us to better connect social justice and environmental sustainability aims?

This panel is organized by the Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice @ UBC Thematic Network. Our network is interested in promoting insights, research, and networking at the intersection of nature/environment, social justice and difference/inequality.

Our panelists include:

Jordan Bober is a New Economist who devotes himself to the evolution of a regenerative, socially just economy by convening events, speaking and teaching, and even by running a Vancouver-based community currency called Seedstock.

Melanie Conn is a long-time activist with women, co-operatives and community economic development. She is also a founding director of the Women’s Economic Council.

Stephanie Lim is the coordinator of the Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute, a founding member of the Neighbourhood Food Network Working Group.

Robert Vanwynsberghe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. His research expertise is in sustainability and the related areas of social movements and capacity building.

Time: May 22, 2014, 6-9pm
Venue: C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson square
Address: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
Panel discussion, Q&A, and a reception following the event
Snack and drinks are provided
Please RSVP with esd.ubc@gmail.com by May 15th
Organizers: Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice Network,
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

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