An energetic day two of AFL Convention talks economy, activism and getting down to work for a progressive future

A packed day of convention included a rousing morning speech from Jim Stanford, a panel that called on delegates to take the high road, and a convention statement of solidarity in support of students standing up for GSAs.

Economist Jim Stanford provided a high energy presentation about how to build a new economic narrative for Alberta to kick off the morning.

Delegates at the convention took a stand and voted unanimously in support of a motion in solidarity with the thousands of brave students across Alberta as they participated in a walk out of classes in protest of the Jason Kenney plan to rollback protection for Gay-Straight Alliances.

The convention day included updates from the Labour Coalition on Pensions, the Child Care working group the OHS/WCB working group, and the Education Committee. And of course, more vibrant debate on important policy resolutions!

Convention heard from a panel of strong civil society leaders who called on us to take the high road for Alberta, and shared the work of their organizations and their insights for the future.

To close day one we recognized the amazing work of our 2019 International Women’s Day Award recipient – Jane Sustrik! Congratulations Jane!

Please take the time to fill out our survey on day two of convention. We will draw a name each day for a free piece of AFL Convention swag!

Read more from economist Jim Stanford on a new economic narrative. Watch video.

See the AFL Statement in support of students and GSAs here.

Learn more about the panel on Taking the High Road: Discussion on How Civil Society is Working Towards a Progressive Future.

Delegates are reminded that all are welcome to attend the equity caucuses Saturday morning at 8:00 am.

Please share your convention experience using the hashtag #AFLConvention2019 and remember you can always head over to Facebook and Twitter to see updates and photos from day one of convention.

And thank you to all of our day two convention sponsors!

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