Broadbent Institute kicks off Stand Up for Progress in Victoria

Author of acclaimed book Harry’s Last Stand hopes to inspire activists

  • Jun. 12, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress national tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith kicks off in Victoria on Thursday (June 18).

Canada’s “oldest rebel” and author of Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do To Save It is inspiring the next generation of activists during a six-city tour in the lead-up to the federal election.

Following Smith’s talk, a panel discussion will follow with Smith; Laurel Collins, anti-C-51 campaigner and University of Victoria instructor; Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the $10-a-Day Child Care Campaign in B.C.; and Zoe MacMillan, legal advocate, Together Against Poverty Society.

Political scientist Janni Aragon, director of technology integrated learning at the University of Victoria, will moderate.

Stand up for Progress national tour is at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). For more info, please go online to broadbentinstitute.ca.