We are postponing tonight’s Green and Inclusive Recovery Town Hall event.
We'd like to acknowledge that the organizing team for the Green and Inclusive Recovery Town Hall has made a mistake in our event planning. We organized an event that did not consult or amplify diverse voices. We apologize for this mistake and we’d like to do better.
The event will be re-developed to include more partner organizations and panelists that are representative of diverse populations. These voices are essential to the conversation of an inclusive and just recovery for London.
We are also mindful of the important and necessary discussions taking place in the community and online about anti-racism and allyship. By postponing today’s event, we are hoping this leaves more space for us to listen, respect, and uplift the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. We encourage people to tune into actions they can take locally, like supporting Black Lives Matter London (https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterlondon/).
We will be back in the next few weeks with a series of events that are more representative of our community and include diverse voices that are essential to the conversation of local recovery. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please stay tuned for updates on when the town hall will be scheduled.
Join us for an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about how the city, and the country, can recover from COVID-19 in ways that create a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society.
London MP Peter Fragiskatos, MPP Peggy Sattler and Deputy Mayor Jesse Helmer will take part in this panel discussion about what a Green and Inclusive Recovery could look like in the London area. What could it include and how can we ensure everyone is part of it?
Registration is free. Please register to receive a Zoom link for the event.
About the Panelists
Peter Fragiskatos has served as the MP for London North Centre since 2015, combining his experience as a political scientist, media commentator and active volunteer, with a commitment to effectively represent Londoners at the federal level. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations.
Peggy Sattler, MPP for London West since 2013, is currently the Ontario NDP Deputy House Leader, and Critic for Democratic Reform, Employment Standards & Pay Equity. She served as a Trustee on the Thames Valley District School Board for 13 years, including two terms as board chair, and was Director of Policy at Academica Group, leading provincial and national research studies with a focus on post-secondary education.
Jesse Helmer represents Ward 4 in London and has served as Deputy Mayor for the city in 2018. A strong advocate for improving transportation mobility and building a more compact, affordable, healthier and fairer city, he is a commissioner of the London Transit Commission, member of the planning and environment committee and past chair of the civic works and corporate services committees. He also served as chair of the Middlesex- London Health Unit and is a member of the Old East Village BIA, and the London Police Services Board.
About the Event Hosts
This event is co-hosted by For Our Kids, London Environmental Network, Climate Action London, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Treaties, Lands & Environment, Urban League of London, London Poverty Research Council, Council of Canadians, Women & Politics, and Middlesex-London Food Policy Council.