Meet us in Montreal: Youth Unconference @PFC17!
We’re excited to announce Resource Movement’s very first public event: a collaborative afternoon gathering to explore how young people can create progressive change within Canadian philanthropy! The event is called the Youth Unconference @PFC17, and it will take place on October 17th as part of a symposium exploring how philanthropy can better listen to community partners. It’s being organized as a partnership between ourselves, the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, and Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC - the host of the larger symposium).
The event will follow an “unconference”-style format, with input from opening speakers followed by flexible and self-organized group sessions. We’ll be delivering one of two opening presentations, which will focus on the need for philanthropic practices that prioritize the changemaking power of social justice movements - along with some exciting examples of what that can look like.
Our goal for this event is to set a tone for young people’s participation in the sessions that follow, and to create a bridge between the symposium and Montreal’s social justice organizing community. The next day’s sessions are quite restrictive in terms of access, but our event is open to all young people (~15-35ish) who are engaged in philanthropy and social change work across class and sector - and anyone who registers for our session will also be welcome at the symposium’s opening plenary and reception that evening.