The Poverty Free Action Team is a space for everyone to share, learn, and put it all into practice! We meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm. The Action Team offers a chance to hear presentations from members of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, engage in discussions and workshops about how to take action, and access resources so YOU can help make change happen!
Next Action Team meeting:
Wednesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm (note: this isn’t the last Wednesday of the month due to a scheduling conflict)
Location: Room 2205, SFU Woodward’s Building at 149 West Hastings
For new members, please come at 6pm for an introduction and orientation. Call Trish at 604-417-8885 if you have trouble finding it. Light dinner and bus fare provided. Other supports to attend available upon request. Get in touch here!
Action Team members have already organized a series of exciting events, from setting up information tables at forums and festivals to organizing the #rethinkgiving and Poverty Myth Busters campaigns, writing letters to the editor and op-eds (you can read some here, here, and here). There are still many things to accomplish, and with your involvement we’re sure we can make a difference!
Here are the notes from the group’s October 2013, November 2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, June 2014, August 2014, October 2014, November 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, August 2015, October 2015, November 2015, January 2016 February 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016 , June 2016, July 2016, August 2016, September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, January 2017, February 2017, April 2017, June 2017, July 2017, August 2017, September 2017 , and October 2017 meetings. Here are also notes from our special Communications Strategy workshop, which we hosted at our April 2014 meeting. The Action Team did not meet in Sept. 2014 as we all went to Dr. Gary Bloch’s presentation instead, and we did not meet in March 2017 because we went to the Prosperity for All panel.
You can read the Action Team’s Guiding Principles, which were formulated when the group first met.
The latest episode in the Action Team’s Talking Poverty podcast is available!