350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper
The 16th annual CCPA supper, held at the Fraserview Hall in south Vancouver, raised funds for the leftwing think-tank, which produces research reports and campaigns on ending economic inequality, poverty and the environmental crisis, and also coordinates youth activist training through its “Next Up” program.
McKibben – promoting his most recent book, Eaarth – was introduced by well-known journalist Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine), and welcomed by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's sundance chief, Rueben George, the grandson of renowned Chief Dan George.
The event attracted 800 supporters of the CCPA, who packed into the hall for a curry supper. Here are photos from the evening:
Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and CCPA-BC director Seth Klein (Naomi's brother). Photo by David P. Ball
Former CBC television host, former Al Jazeera English editor (and Naomi Klein's partner) Avi Lewis. Photo by David P. Ball
Vancouver comedian Charlie Demers entertained the crowd as the event's MC. Photo by David P. Ball
Actor Tantoo Cardinal (right) joined other anti-tar sands activists at the head table. Photo by David P. Ball
Lawyer and BC Civil Liberties Association executive director David Eby. Photo by David P. Ball
Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) internal chairperson Serena Talbot. Photo by David P. Ball
Former Missing Women Inquiry lawyer Robyn Gervais (left) with Tsleil-Waututh sundance chief Rueben George. Photo by David P. Ball
Vancity Board member Lisa Barrett (left) with CCPA board member, Next Up participant and Wilderness Committee staffer Tria Donaldson. Photo by David P. Ball
The BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU) vice president Paul Finch (left), treasurer Stephanie Smith, and vice president Brenda Brown. Photo by David P. Ball
Media professor, author and VO contributor Donald Gutstein. Photo by David P. Ball
Riya Talwar (left) and Angela Ho, members of Youth for Climate Justice Now, with McKibben. Photo by David P. Ball