Friday, May 25, 2012

CharityVillage Live: Black Out Speak Out - Friday, May 25 at 1 pm ET

CharityVillage Live: Black Out Speak Out

Written by: Lee Rose
May 22 2012

Dear Reader,

A couple of weeks ago a coalition of environmental groups — including Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the David Suzuki Foundation — launched the Black Out, Speak Out campaign to protest what they call the federal government's "war" against the environment. For the next few weeks they'll be taking out newspaper ads in a bid to draw attention to proposed changes to environmental law contained in the government's latest budget implementation bill. According to the group, the changes will "weaken environmental rules and silence the voices of those who seek to defend them." The campaign will culminate in a far-reaching blackout of their websites on June 4, a symbolic objection to the government's alleged efforts to silence them.

Is your organization participating? Do you think this type of collective action is effective? What do you think will happen on June 4? Join us for our inaugural edition of CharityVillage Live on Friday, May 25 at 1 pm ET as we explore this issue.

Joining us for the conversation are Zoe Caron, Climate Policy and Advocacy Specialst at WWF Canada, Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada, and Eric Herbert-Daly, the National Executive Director of CPAWS.

How to participate:

All you need to do is navigate to this blog post on Friday, May 25 at 1 pm ET. The conversation will take place in the event window below. You'll be able to watch the conversation in real time and also join in to provide your own insights and opinions.

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