President's Dream Colloquium on Obedience and Disobedience: Taking Action on Climate Change, Spring 2015
Chairs: Brigette DePape, Council of Canadians and Tamo Campos, Beyond Boarding
Brigette DePape is a community organizer with the Council of Canadians BC-Yukon Office. She is originally from Winnipeg, but now lives in Vancouver where she is active with grassroots social movements, especially around environmental justice.
She was formerly the actions coordinator for ShitHarperDid.ca and you may know her from holding up the "Stop Harper" sign in Parliament. She's also a writer and co-edited the book Power of Youth with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Tamo Campos grew up in North Vancouver, BC. A sponsored snowboarder chasing winter for the last 12 years, he’s now putting roots into both environmental and humanitarian activism. It’s led to the founding of the collective called Beyond Boarding. The collective combines snowboarding, art, storytelling and activism.
In the last couple years their group has partnered with local communities in the Headwaters of the Amazon, ridden volcano craters in Patagonia, taken direct action in the Sacred Headwaters and presented to various high schools across the province. Currently Tamo is traveling around BC with two documentary films in school bus running on waste cooking oil.