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 1 -- Power Analysis: The Truth about Youth
February 10, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
This session will provide a ‘real talk’ perspective on the world as it is in 2022, with reflections from youth organizers in B.C. on how they develop theories of change and design campaigns that meet this moment.
* Kai Nagata
* Alison Gu
* Mira Blakely
* WeiChun Kua
Session 2 - Building Youth Power: Tactics to Win
February 17, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
This session digs into the strategies & tactics that young people have used to build power, from relational organizing and direct action to political pressure.
* Alexandra Woodsworth
* Ishmam Bhuiyan
* Sam Lin
* Emily Lowan
Session 3 - In It for the Long Haul: Climate Grief and Sustainable Organizing
February 24, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET
Youth organizers will share their own perspectives on climate grief, structural challenges (racism, sexism, ageism), and imposter syndrome – as well as the hope, connection & purpose they’ve gained from being part of organizing communities.
* Paige Gorsak
* Naisha Khan
* Gabrielle Gelderman
* Janelle Lapointe