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Youth from across Canada and from all sectors of society will be converging in Ottawa October 26 to 29 for PowerShift 2012, a conference designed for action on climate change. The event will be held at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. CUPE will be there, with young delegates attending from Local 2626 at the University of Ottawa and other locals. CUPE National is also a supporter of this event.

PowerShift 2012 will attract close to 1,500 participants. But this is no ordinary conference. Participants can attend dozens of workshops covering a diverse range of subjects linked to climate change, such as mobilizing through popular education and building the climate and environmental justice movements. Speakers such Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Kiera-Dawn Kolson will help inspire and supercharge delegates.

The event will wrap up with political action to express clear opposition to the Harper government’s environmentally-destructive polices.