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Building solidarity, making home: Citizen leadership in neighbourhood advocacy

SHIFT Learning Community showcase featuring the Indigenous Support Workers Project and Comité d'Action Parc-Extension


Date & time
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Cost

This event is free

Organization

SHIFT

Where

J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation

Room LB 145

Wheel chair accessible

Yes

Join us for our upcoming SHIFT Lunch & Learn! These are opportunities to learn more about social transformation and all of the amazing work connected through the SHIFT community. Bring your own lunch or come and snack on what we have!

Citizen leadership in neighbourhood advocacy

Members of the Comité d'Action Parc-Extension (CAPE)

This month, our Learning Community Showcase features two teams committed to mobilizing community members against displacement and gentrification by increasing their capacity for self-advocacy. Engaging diverse strategies to confront structural exclusion from municipal decision-making, these teams advocate to ensure that community priorities shape the future of their neighborhoods.

  • Gathering Vision is an initiative of the Indigenous Support Workers Project to identify and remove barriers for members of the Indigenous Street Community to participate in neighbourhood decision-making. Through focused conversations about identity, belonging and self-advocacy, they are developing a living document to inform the long-term transition towards Indigenizing cohabitation in the Milton-Parc neighbourhood.
  • The Comité d’Action de Parc-Extension (CAPE) supports collective strategies for tenant organizing to confront attempts to evict residents through repossessions, renovictions and housing discrimination in Parc-Extension. In collaboration with the Parc-Ex Anti-Eviction Mapping project, they are documenting the impacts of increasing gentrification on the Parc-Extension community. Their objective is to build neighbourhood solidarity and community power to secure municipal bylaw measures that protect resident rights and end evictions.

This event is open to all, register in advance or drop by if you are on campus.
Bring your own lunch or come and snack on what we have!

Please note this event is held in person, at the SHIFT space. If, for accessibility reasons, you are not able to join in person but would like to attend the event, please contact emma.harake@concordia.ca and we can work together to see if an alternative solution is possible. A week’s notice will give us the best chance of making something work.


This event is part of:

SHIFT Lunch and Learn Series


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