Going Forward, Leading Change: Skills Training for More Effective Community Engagement
The PIPE UP Network is bringing together a host of skilled organizers and advocates for an afternoon of dynamic skills training and capacity building open to anyone interested in nurturing skills for effective community engagement.
At the PIPE UP Network, our primary focus is on the risks associated with transporting tar sands diluted bitumen, and Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a new pipeline through the communities we call home. However, the skills training will be useful for all people who are keen on getting more engaged in issues that impact the lower mainland.
The event will involve a series of workshops on topics such as:
* Consensus Decision Making
* Engaging Political Representatives
* Media & Messaging
* Participating in Environmental Review Assessments
* Grassroots Organizing
* Online Organizing/Facebook Engagement Peaceful Direct Action
Saturday, June 22nd
12:30pm to 6:30pm
Yarrow Community Centre – 4670 Community St.
Open to everyone but space is limited. To ensure a space please RSVP.
If you would like more information please call:
778-874-8070 (Jordan – Event Coordinator)
Or Visit the Events listing at our website: http://pipe-up.net/home-2/events/
** All participants are invited to stay for a community potluck dinner after the training.**
Who is The PIPE UP Network
PIPE-UP is the acronym from Pro-Information Pro-Environment – United People. We are a network is made up of residents of Southwestern BC who have come together because of our concerns about the safety, environmental, and financial implications, of shipping tar sands along Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline, which runs from Edmonton, AB to Vancouver, BC.
Members of the network are dedicated to educating themselves and their communities about the existing pipeline, plans for expansion, and alternatives to tar sands; showing that we have the power to make the needed changes.