Beyond the Ballot Box: Lessons in Community Organizing

Workshop description: In this workshop, you will learn about community organizing techniques that will help you to better understand yourself and your community.

RJ Aquino: RJ Aquino is a 1.5 generation immigrant making his home in Vancouver, by way of Manila and San Francisco, whose community organizing and political involvement started when he learned he was going to become a father. He aspires to ingrain in the Filipina/o/x diaspora the necessity of civic literacy and engagement. 

MLA Mable Elmore: Mable Elmore is serving her fourth term as a Member of BC’s Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kensington. A long time union activist prior to becoming an elected official, Mable has worked tirelessly on issues of migrant justice and workers’ rights.

James Infante: James Infante is a communications consultant and political strategist. He has worked as a Ministerial Advisor to Premier John Horgan’s government, working on the launch of TogetherBC: BC’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy and BC’s $10/day Childcare Program.