Join CUPE at the G8/G20 People’s Summit
Jun 9, 2010 05:20 PM
G8/G20 Actions, June 18 – 27
The Group of Eight world leaders and the Group of Twenty world leaders are meeting in Toronto, Ontario from June 25-27, 2010. We need to get organized and send a message that privatization, trade liberalization and this economic system of greed is not working. This meeting provides a unique opportunity for the community and labour to come together to educate, empower and ignite positive change to achieve a kind of world that we want and desperately need.
Here are a few of many events that CUPE members can attend during the G8/G20 Summit. Additional information about these events is available on the People’s Summit 2010 website.
June 18 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2010 People’s Summit Launch Event!
Hosted by Mary Walsh with musical performances by Sara Marlowe and Eternia.
Location: The Carlu, 444 Younge Street
Tickets: pay what you can
June 18 – 20
2010 People’s Summit Workshops
Location: Ryerson University and area in Toronto
Workshops offered by over 100 civil society groups from around Canada and the world, as well as skill-shares, panels, plenaries, strategy sessions, art and performance.
June 19 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Canadian Labour Congress – G8 & G20 Open Forum
Location: University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Medical Sciences Building, Room 2158
Free of charge
Morning Panel: The Economic Crisis – How we got there? Who Pays?
Afternoon Panel: Labour’s Response – Decent Work and the ILO Jobs Pact
June 20 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)
Workshop: Building Solidarity with the Democratic Labour Movement in Mexico
Location: Chestnut Residence Hotel, 89 Chestnut Road, Toronto
Free of charge
June 25 7 p.m.
Shout Out for Global Justice!
Location: Massey Hall, Toronto
Tickets: $14 for Council of Canadians members and $20 for non-members. Tickets available at Massey Hall, the Council of Canadians website or by calling 1-800-387-7177 ext. 239
- Watch live streaming video of Shout Out for Global Justice by rabble.ca.
People First! We deserve better: Public Rally and March
Starting at 1 p.m. in Queen’s Park, Toronto
For more information visit the Canadian Labour Congress website.
Share our messages
Follow CUPE on Twitter @cupenat to receive updates everyday leading up to and during the summit!
With our labour partners, we’ll be tweeting live from events and re-tweeting messages all weekend. Help us share G8/G20 Summit news by re-tweeting messages to your own followers on Twitter. Please use the hashtags #G8 and #G20.
Other Twitter accounts you should follow include:
- The Canadian Labour Council: @CanadianLabour
- CUPE Ontario: @CUPEOnt
- The Council of Canadians: @ CouncilofCDNs
- Canada International, the Government of Canada official source of information for the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit and the Toronto G20 Summit: @ CanadaIntl
- The Government of Canada G8-G20 Integrated Security Unit @ G8G20ISUca
- The Toronto Community Mobilization Network: @g20mobilize