For more than two decades, Dogwood has organized people-powered campaigns to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights, and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C. Since 2016, Dogwood has devoted special attention to supporting youth-led campaigns for climate justice and voting rights.
This February, join youth leaders in conversation with Dogwood staff about their organizing successes, along with hard-hitting political analysis on what it takes to win a better world for and as young people. These sessions are geared toward Canadian youth who want to organize for climate justice in their communities; and non-profit organizations that are looking to deepen their work with youth organizers. Each session will include critical analysis, real-world examples of success and failure, and time for Q&A.
Session 2 - Building Youth Power: Tactics to Win
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
So you have a vision for your community... But how do you get started? And what does it take to make a meaningful change? This session digs into the strategies and tactics that young people have used to build power, from relational organizing and direct action to political pressure. Youth organizers from across B.C. will share their own organizing stories, and how they moved from identifying a problem to building a campaign to mobilizing tactics to make change – as well as their insights on how adults and adult-led groups can best support youth movements. Join us for insights on 'doing the work' to win a better world, and the tools, tricks, and supports that have led young activists to success.
- Alexandra Woodsworth (host)
- Ishmam Bhuiyan
- Sam Lin
- Emily Lowan