Activism

Morocco, poverty, social change, film, reel causes, premiere, circus

Film night supports young artists and social change

Reel Causes hosts exclusive preview of Pirates of Salé in support of ArtQuake and social causes through film.
Uproot, art, Come Toast the Coast, Jericho Beach. Photo by Jessica Wilson

Art and environmental activism come together at beach fest

A giant salmon lantern made of found and waste materials is the lead-off to an evening of art, live music and information at Come Toast the Coast.

Artists shed new light on Enbridge, tar sands and environmental destruction

Lindy Sisson is one of four Vancouver artists featured here who are using their art to raise awareness about the oil pipelines.

Guatemalans speak out about heavy cost of Canada's silver mining

Anti-mining activists in Nueva Santa Rosa speak out against mining activities in southeastern Guatemala.

A Tribe Called Red's musical activism

Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...

Canadians shaping campaigns: Weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca

There's so much going on in Internet governance this week. OpenMedia has news about police lobby for warrantless online spying, the cell phone squeeze, and the SOPA blackout. Check it out:

'They had weapons pointed at our heads,' recalls secret Gaza flotilla activist

Three days on the high seas. Three days in Israeli detention. A Vancouver woman tells her story of a bold attempt to change Israeli government policy.

Tzeporah Berman gives pointers to young would-be environmental activists

At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, activist Tzeporah Berman met with a downcast Canadian Youth Delegation. Harper’s government had punched far above its weight to ensure a meaningless...

Be The Change “un-conference” attracts Vancouver activists young and old

Conference vibrated with the energy and originality of young participants -- and an overall sense of hope.

McKibben tells Vancouverites: Help Close the Tar Sands

As part of a free public lecture series, The Vancouver Institute hosted Bill McKibben last weekend. McKibben has been called "the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe and "the...
//-->