Change in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Virtual Townhall


April 20, 2020


Photo Credit: Jodie Walsh

COVID-19 is transforming our social and political lives – presenting new challenges and new opportunities. We feel that this moment demands grassroots leadership. We need to ensure that as we recover from this crisis, we do not go back to business as usual, but instead take this opportunity to build and sustain caring, low-carbon communities.

That's why the Cedar Trees Institute has partnered with grassroots leaders from Common Vision, Common Action to host a virtual Townhall for the Victoria region. On Monday, April 20 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, join academics and activists from across Greater Victoria to develop a Regional Vision for how we, as a community committed to ecological and social justice, should change in the aftermath of this pandemic.


Jenn Neilson (Common Vision, Common Action organizer)

Ben Isitt (Councillor)

Dr. Keith Cherry (Cedar Trees Institute, Centre for Global Studies, UVic)

Some participating groups:

BC Ecosocialists BC Government Employees Union Canadian Peace Initiative - Victoria Chapter City of Victoria Youth Council CUPE Local 50 - Victoria Civic Employees CUPE Local 4163 - UVic Educational Employees Retail Action Network Red Cedar Co-operative Social Environmental Alliance UVic Social Justice Studies Program Vancouver Island Peace & Disarmament Network Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Please, join us and be part of the discussion! See the draft discussion paper here, register now at and see for more details.


Cedar Tress Institute (CTI) is a home to pioneering engaged research and citizenship at the nexus of the local and the global, of practice and theory. The Institute is rooted in a nonviolent integral ethics that guides all aspects of research, education and public engagement.


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