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HSA members invited to upcoming events

September 6: Labour Day Picnic: A celebration of solidarity
Join HSA, the BC Federation of Labour and friends for a fun and relaxing family day at the annual Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 6, 11 am to 2 pm
Central Park in Burnaby (Kingsway between Boundary and Patterson) -- a 5-minute stroll from adjacent Patterson Skytrain Station

The day will include family entertainment, fun (games and prizes), and food (hotdogs, drinks & corn on the cob). HSAs booth will distribute labour day stickers and BC orchard apples.

Bring a picnic, stay for an hour or stay for the day.

Poster and map

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September 9: Public Forum with Amanda Tattersall, Power in Coalition
How can we change things in an age in which governments are fixated on the bottom line and conventional protest rallies have lost their punch?

Thursday, September 9, 7 pm
SFU Harbour Centre: 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Coalitions can be important tools for social change and community revitalization. What makes them successful? What causes them to fail?  Come and hear Amanda Tattersall, community organizer and author of Power in Coalition, discuss how community coalitions can be a powerful strategy for social change, organizational development, and community renewal.

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September 10: Jobs, Justice, Climate: A joint project of BCs environmental and labour movements
By 2020, the world needs to see significant reduction in green house gases. What are the job opportunities that lie ahead in a low-carbon economy? What is a good green economy plan for BC, and how do we get there?

Friday, September 10, 6 pm
Keynote speaker: Dave Foster, BlueGreen Alliance: Building a green economy for BC
Hyatt Regency Hotel: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Space is limited for this free event. Register in advance at: www.columbiainstitute.ca/green_jobs

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