shift 2019

Shift 2019 General Poster

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC), Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education (AWARE) and Migrante Alberta have come together to create shifts in public awareness about critical social and economic justice issues in lead up to the provincial and federal elections in 2019.

Through this partnership we will:

  1. Create a community organizer toolkit

    This toolkit will provide community organizing strategies and 7 step plan to effective education and advocacy campaigns.

  2. Host workshops across Alberta

  • Workshops will bring diverse grassroots community organizers together to strengthen skills in community organizing while creating a space for reflection and dialogue on critical social justice issues.

    Edmonton: January 26, 2019. 10 am - 4 pm. The Orange Hub - Multi-purpose Room 440 East Section (10045 156 Street NW). RSVP

    Calgary: February 9, 2019. 10 am - 4 pm. Encompass Partnerships, 3851 54 Ave NE. RSVP

    Lethbridge: February 23, 2019. 10 am - 4 pm. Westminister Neighbourhood Association (411 16th Street North). RSVP

    Fort McMurray: March 2, 2019. 10 am - 4 pm. Suncor Community Leisure Centre 1 CA Knight Way. RSVP

  • Content from these four workshops will be harvested and a 10 point People’s Agenda will be built.

  • A public education campaign will bring attention to the 10 point People’s Agenda, using visual art created during the workshops.

  • Each region will have a budget to host a town hall to share their action point agenda locally and invite candidates to participate.

Launch the People’s Agenda in Edmonton April 26-27th, 2019

  • A team of artists will visually document the People’s Agenda in an art mural in a working class neighbourhood in Edmonton.

  • A community solidarity rally and evening will take place on April 26th

  • An open conference will be held on April 27th, officially launching the People’s Agenda, deepening the cross-provincial relationships and allyships outside participants immediate communities.

This project has been made possible with the support of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.