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Member Gathering

Resource Movement's Summer Member Gathering is back for a second year in a row, this time in T(ka/o)ronto, on August 23-25. The gathering will feature skill-building workshops, opportunities to discuss movement strategy, and chances to connect with members from across the country. 

Overview

Whether you’re just learning about our work for the first time or you’ve been organizing with Resource Movement for years already, this event will offer a powerful space for all of us to learn, grow, and share. 

The Gathering will feature: 

  • A panel with local activists, including Black Lives Matter Toronto and the Disability Justice Network of Ontario

  • Workshops on ways to deepen your engagement with class and privilege 

  • A report back on work to de-centre ableism and white supremacy in our organizing

  • Identity-based caucuses (e.g. BIPOC caucus / white caucus) to reflect and look forward on RM’s work within our communities

It will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded folks to do some deep exploration of the forces shaping wealth inequality in Canada, reflect on where we fit within struggles for liberation, build skills and knowledge for taking action, and set priorities for RM’s collective next steps. It’s gonna be beautiful, messy, loving, challenging, powerful, and FUN!

Who Should Attend? 

  • Do you identify as a young person (18-40) with access to class privilege and/or wealth*?

  • Are you committed to working towards a more just and equitable society?

  • Do you want to do this work collectively with other young people with wealth / class privilege, anchored in relationships to grassroots social movements?

  • Are you eager to spend less energy hiding / feeling paralyzed by your privilege, and more energy leveraging it for economic, racial, and social justice?

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​If you answered yes to any of these questions, this gathering is for you!

Key Dates

  • July 19th - Ticket sales begin!

  • July 29th - Last day to propose a workshop/activity!

  • August 20th - General Ticket sales will end – all other ticket options will remain available. Get your tickets early! Limited tickets will be available at the door.

  • August 23rd - 25th - Member Gathering!

Calling all Co-Creators and Collaborators!

​We want to make sure you get the most out of the time we share together by developing the Gathering agenda in an inclusionary process that reflects all of us. The programming for this gathering is being co-created by all of us! What would you like to see? What might you want to lead? Please fill out this form by July 29th if you’re interested in making program proposals.

Coordinating Rides, Housing & More!

We want to make the Gathering accessible to as many people as we can, and believe some of the best organizing comes out of pyjama’d couch conversations and shared dubious gas station sandwiches.

  • Are you driving to Toronto and have room in your car for soon-to-be friends?

  • Do you live in Toronto and have a spare sleeping surface to offer?

  • Are you coming from out of town and need a ride and/or a place to crash?

If yes to any of the above, please fill out the appropriate sections when registering for your Eventbrite ticket and we’ll put our best efforts into doing some matchmaking. First come first served due to limited capacity, so get your responses in early!

I want to help! How can I get involved?

Our amazing team of Member Gathering Stewards made our event fantastic last year. We would love to work together (again)! We’re looking for event volunteers in various MG Steward roles, including facilitators for diverse caucuses. Please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

Accessibility

Acknowledging that our society was built with the intent to exclude many marginalized identities from important conversations and political spaces, we are consciously working towards creating an accessible, braver space where all feel welcome and are able to attend. Please let us know if there is any way we can make this event more accessible to you by filling in the accessibility section of our Eventbrite registration form. If you have any questions or would like to chat further about supports, please don’t hesitate to email amy@resourcemovement.org