Becoming Builders: Proactive Advocacy for the Public Good - Keynote Speaker Trish Hennessy in Edmonton
Progressives have become excellent firefighters: when we see our public services being attacked, we know how to defend them. However, we need to become better builders, focused on revitalizing and expanding public services and spaces for the betterment of everyone in our society. Join us for Trish Hennessy's keynote address which will explore ways to collectively envision a brighter and more equitable future focused on building healthy, educated, and engaged communities.
Trish Hennessy is the executive director of Upstream. She was the founding director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' (CCPA) Ontario office, which focuses on income inequality, decent work, and the role of government from a provincial and municipal perspective. She co-founded and directed the CCPA's national project examining income inequality in Canada. She also co-founded the Ontario Living Wage Network. She is the creator of the former Framed In Canada resource and is the former author of Hennessy’s Index. Trish is a former newspaper journalist, originally from Saskatchewan (RIP Moose Jaw Times Herald). She lives in Toronto. She has a B.A. Sociology from Queen's University, B.S.W. from Carleton University, and M.A. in Sociology from OISE/University of Toronto.
She will deliver this keynote in both Calgary and Edmonton on April 3 and 4, respectively.
Register below to attend only the Edmonton event on April 4. Reception and cash bar to follow.
A ticket to this event also includes access to our live screening of the Leaders Debate for the Alberta election. The screening takes place at the same venue and runs from 5:30 PM to 7 PM.
11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 3A1
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