Guelph Chapter AGM: Brent Patterson on “What’s to be Done?”

November 14th, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, November 28th at the Guelph Public Library Main Branch to hear our guest speaker, Brent Patterson, on the way forward for today’s activists.

Doors open at 7:00 pm for this free public event.

Brent speaks at 7:30 pm sharp.

(Please do not enter the room before 7:00 pm if you are not attending our private AGM.) This public event immediately follows our Annual General Meeting.

2nd Floor
Guelph Public Library (Main Branch)
100 Norfolk st., Guelph St.

Brent Patterson will be speaking on
“What is to be Done? Thoughts on How Activists Can Navigate the Current Political Moment”

Things We Should Be Considering as Activists:

1 – Read as much as possible
2 – Study movement history
3 – Support independent media
4 – Articulate a vision of a better world
5 – Embrace being a radical
6 – Develop a theory of change
7 – Be audacious
8 – Mobilize beyond e-petitions
9 – Think beyond the protest march
10 – Weigh the utility of electoral politics
11 – Up your militancy
12 – Confront racism
13 – Commit to decolonization
14 – Take Indigenous leadership
15 – Offer tangible solidarity
16 – Be hopeful


Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto’s financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.


Free admission. Everyone welcome. Donations welcome.

Coffee, tea, water, and cookies provided.
Bring a friend. Share this notice with your contacts. Let’s network.

Please keep water issues in mind when you vote in the upcoming federal election.


Our events are open to the public and never include a business meeting. Our monthly business meetings are separate meetings for our board members and a few invited guests only. All of our planning and other business are carried out at these steering meetings.

This event takes place on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

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