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The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back

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2016.10.26, 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back
Ottawa Forum
Wednesday October 26th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Ballroom of the John A. MacDonald Building
144 Wellington St
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0A6
Dear Friends,

As you know, the rise of precarious work in the Millennial generation is a growing crisis. We need to understand the problem and find solutions. That's why I would like to invite you to a Forum we are hosting entitled “The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back” that will be taking place Wednesday, October 26th on Parliament Hill.

We’re proud to have Nora Loreto, a Quebec City activist and musician, as our keynote speaker for the upcoming event. She’ll be joined by amazing advocates, organizers, academics, and people with lived experience to understand what millennials experience across the country when it comes to working.

Artist Heryka Miranda, from St. Catharines, ON and Juan Luis Mendoza de la Cruz will be performing “The Sunflower Man” – about Juan’s journey as a migrant farm worker from Mexico. We’re excited they can share their story with us.

There’s opportunity in the crisis millennials are facing in this job market to propose a bold and progressive agenda – I hope you can join us in this important work.

In Solidarity,

Niki Ashton

Member of Parliament

Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

AGENDA

The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back

9:00am - 9:30am: Welcome to The Precarious Generation: Millennials Fight Back

9:30am - 10:15am: How Did We Get Here?

Understanding how the current crisis for Precarious work

KEYNOTE: Nora Loreto

10:15am - 10:30am: BREAK

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Speakers giving updates on how the millennial generation and unaffordability impact job opportunities

10:30am - 11:15am: PechaKucha

SPEAKERS:

Bilan Arte (Canadian Federation of Students)
Gilary Massa
Chuk Plante (Upstream and Author of “Business Case for a Living Wage”
Nil Sendil (Workers Action Centre)
Jacob Schweda (Canadian Interns Association)
Jennifer Glassco & Lina Holguin (OXFAM-Quebec)
11:15am - 12:15: Breakout discussions

LUNCH

12:15pm – 1pm

Artistic Interpretation

1pm-1:30pm: Art as Resistance

Artist Heryka Miranda and Storyteller Juan Luis Mendoza de la Cruz will perform “The Sunflower Man”. They tell the story of a temporary foreign worker working on a Canadian farm in St. Catharines, ON.

#WORKWORKWORK

How work is exploited, outsourced, and undervalued

1:30pm - 2:10pm: Panel

PANELISTS:

Emily Norgang (Canadian Labour Congress)
Zenee May Maceda (United Food and Commerical Workers)
Tasha Spillet (Winnipeg Indigenous Activist)
Gabriel Enxuga (Baristas Rise Up)
Reakash Walters (Alberta Union of Public Employees)
2:10pm - 2:35pm: Discussion

2:45pm – 3pm: BREAK

Millennials Fight Back

How social movements, legislative approaches, and political leadership has challenged the status quo, in the fight to changing things for good

3:00pm – 3:50pm: Panel

PANELISTS:

Hashim Yussuf (Black Lives Matter – Toronto)
Stephanie Nakitsas (Urban Workers Project)
Craig Sauvé (Montreal City Councillor)
Eric Nordal (Retail Action Network)
Michael Connolly (NDP MLA Calgary – Hawkwood)
Alyse Stuart (Common Front NL)
3:50pm – 4:50pm: Breakout discussions

4:50pm – 5:00pm: Closing Statements

Venue

Main Ballroom of the John A. MacDonald Building 144 Wellington St

City

Ottawa

Country

Canada

Links

Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Target groups

Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Ontario, Quebec, and Federal

Languages

French and English