At least ten Vancouver Unitarians were among the 350 person sell-out crowd on June 21 at the Canadian Memorial Church to participate in the Vancouver stop of the Green New Deal for All cross-Canada tour.
All the presenters were passionate, well informed, and inspiring. It was a great event, part of the grass roots movement that started with over 150 town hall meetings across Canada – including a full house event with about 100 people at UCV on May 24.
Support for the Green New Deal (GND) is rising up across this country with the intention to become a powerful voice in the coming federal election.
The entire Green New Deal for All event was videotaped and is available online here. The table below shows the time for each presentation to help you navigate through this nearly 3 hour long video.
|Intro slides||00 – 7:15|
|MC Anjali Appadurai||07:15 – 9:00|
|Chief Reuben George, Manager of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative||9:00 – 18:40|
|Green New Deal video||18:40 – 21:00|
|Anjali remarks||21:00 – 26:40|
|Youth-led chant||26:40 – 41:20|
|David Suzuki||41:20 – 1:04:30|
|Kanahus Manuel, Indigenous activist and spokesperson for the Tiny House Warriors||1:04:30 – 1:24:00|
|Harsha Walia, outspoken South Asian activist and writer, graduate of UBC Law||1:24:50 – 1:45:10|
|Youth-led chant||1:45:10 – 1:47:30|
|Kim Mortel, poet, spoken word artist, singer||1:47:30 – 2:10:10|
|Avi Lewis, Co-Founder (with spouse Naomi Klein) and Strategic Director, The LEAP||2:10:10 – 2:42:35|
|Presenters’ tribute||2:42:35 – 2:44:00|