Metcalf Paper Launch: Environmentalists, what are we fighting for?

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Dear Colleagues,

On November 1st, we are inviting you to join the Metcalf Foundation and a range of leaders from the environmental movement to celebrate the launch of Graham Saul’s Metcalf Innovation Fellowship paper Environmentalists, what are we fighting for? Graham’s talk is being recorded for the CBC Radio program Ideas. After his remarks, there will be an opportunity for the audience to weigh-in with reactions and questions, followed by an informal and celebratory reception.

By asking an obvious yet provocative question, Graham’s new Metcalf Innovation Fellowship paper challenges us in many ways. It challenges us to identify what connects the disparate struggles that constitute today’s environmental movement. And it challenges us to articulate how to move forward in a hopeful and inspiring way.

Based on Graham’s 25+ years of working on the front lines of social justice and environmental issues, coupled with individual interviews he conducted with 116 of Canada’s leading environmentalists, his paper explores the power of words in mobilizing and inspiring social movements of the past, and puts forward ideas for how the environmental community might organize around a common goal.

Designed to spark debate, this paper blends the personal and professional, weaving Graham’s and other sector leaders’ reflections on what they are fighting for, with a critical analysis of how social movements are built, flourish, and upend the status quo in pursuit of a better world. Over the coming months, Graham will host a series of gatherings in cities across the country to dig deeper into the issues and ideas outlined in his Metcalf paper.

We will kick-off this series here in Toronto on November 1st from 5pm-7pm at The Spadina Theatre at Alliance Française Toronto. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Please register for the event by October 25th. Graham’s Metcalf Innovation Fellowship paper can be downloaded here.

Looking forward to discussing this thought-provoking work with you on November 1st.

All the best,

Sandy Houston
President and CEO
Metcalf Foundation

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