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Let's Invite the Elephant Into the Room: Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) National Summit (July 4 - 6)    Fri Jul 4 to Sun Jul 6, 2008, Edmonton, AB

Let's Invite the Elephant Into the Room: Call to participate in CYCC's
Alberta Summit July 4-6, 2008 Edmonton, AB

Join us in building a national youth movement to confront one of the
largest issues of our time: climate change.

We're ready for change, and we need you to make it happen. From July
4-6, we will gather at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the
next national Summit of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC)
and focus our collective energy on solving the biggest energy quagmire
in our country, the Alberta Tar Sands.

Alberta's Tar Sands are the big elephant in the room. Our government
is talking about taking real action on climate change without ever
questioning the merit of the massive development in the tar sands as if
there is no contradiction between the two. In 2007, CYCC Council
flagged the tar sands as an area where we need to focus our learning.

It will be a place where we can:

* Learn the intricacies of the situation in the tar sands at an
environmental, social,technical, political and personal level.

* Understand what activists are already doing on the tar sands issue.

* Decide on the format and message of a Canadian youth-led tar
sands campaign.

* Get training on media, group building non-violent direct action,
social justice and other topics that are essential to our campaign toolkit.

* Establish a strong western Canada membership base for the CYCC.

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