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From cynicism to connection

09.06.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Summer student organizer Maddie Hague reflects on a summer of social change This summer my friend asked how I liked my new summer job as a Dogwood Organizer. I replied, “I love it — my faith in humanity has been restored!” Like many 30-somethings in the era of climate change and Trump, I’ve felt pretty […]

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The extraordinary power to make change

10.13.17 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

A Dogwood volunteer, Raza Mirza, explains why he is voting in Vancouver’s October 14 by-election, and every election for that matter That night there was a special excitement in my home — everyone was jammed in front of the television waiting. We lived in a large, multi-generational family home. At some point later that evening, […]

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Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober

10.16.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast |  Anna Barford

Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, they tell us how they see […]

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Meet Mike Soron

03.18.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Sophie Harrison

An amazing addition to an amazing team. Welcome, Mike! “If you’re not doing lots of work with us already, man, you’re missing out.” www.DogwoodBC.ca/volunteer Video editing: Rayne Banu

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Broken Trust, Renewed Resolve

02.10.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

North Vancouver volunteer team leader responds to provincial Kinder Morgan approval By Nadine Sheppard As a longtime Deep Cove local I have been actively watching the Kinder Morgan expansion proposal unfold, and am deeply dismayed to observe the authorities consistently and systematically “get to yes” on this unwanted project — in the face of enormous […]

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Strength Together – Will Cole-Hamilton

02.06.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

“The people of the BC coast, we’re all we’ve got. If governments aren’t going to speak up for us the only way to make sure that our voices are heard is to gather together and speak loudly.” Video: Ryan Weaver Editing: Rayne Benu

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Meet Matthew Fitzpatrick

11.22.16 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

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Organizing is Always the Answer

11.22.16 | Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

I was born and raised in Oregon. Aside from my kids and partner, all my family and most of my dearest friends are Americans who, unlike me, still live in the communities that have been riven by political and social divisions this year’s presidential election has wrought. On election night I feared for the safety […]

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