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Jessica Bell's blog

Jessica Bell is a lecturer on advocacy and government relations at Ryerson University, and a member of the Ruckus Society, and Tools for Change.

Blog - Jessica Bell's blog May 17
Jessica Bell | Why is the Wynne government ignoring one of the most strategic ways to reduce emissions?
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog April 27
Jessica Bell | Yes, Metrolinx is really considering forcing Torontonians to pay more for the subway.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog October 14
Jessica Bell | Who will be our transit champion?
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog April 7
Jessica Bell | Jessica Bell asks what were the factors that contributed to TTCriders generating media for their campaign?
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog January 20
Jessica Bell | Jessica Bell explores the critical question of how can we help folks in social movements do what they say they are going to do.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog December 27
Jessica Bell | Did your campaign make the list?
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog June 29
Jessica Bell | Tools for Change wants you to fill in our survey so we can choose workshops that are useful to you and your group. We take your feedback and organize the most popular workshop topics.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog March 25
Jessica Bell | At this year's awesome George Brown College Labour Fair Conference, I shared five things I wish I knew when I first became politically active ten years earlier. Here they are.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog September 25
Jessica Bell | Wildlife up close: paddlers aiming to raise awareness about KI Nation's campaign to protect their watershed encounter an interested polar bear.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog September 12
Jessica Bell | Read the latest update from the KI Nation paddlers who are paddling from their territory to Hudson's Bay to protect their watershed.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog September 4
Jessica Bell | KI Nation members and supporters are paddling to Hudson's Bay to protect their water shed from unwanted mining. Follow their story.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog August 29
Jessica Bell | Read two blog posts from the KI Nation paddlers who are canoeing to Hudson's Bay to protect their watershed.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog August 27
Jessica Bell | The Tools for Change program has launched its 2012/2013 workshop series to provide Torontonians with the skills they need to advance social change.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog August 15
Jessica Bell | This summer a team of paddlers from the KI Indigenous Nation will venture 400 km beyond the nearest road to travel the ancient trading route from their remote fly-in community to Hudson's Bay.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog March 21
Jessica Bell | Check out the Ruckus Society's new brochure for people interested in designing creative direct actions. The brochure draws upon and fleshes out a whole host of ideas, stories, exercises and resources.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog February 10
Jessica Bell | Movement elder Marshall Ganz has collated his 50-plus years of writing, researching and organizing experience and posted it on two websites.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog January 14
Jessica Bell | This article on addressing burnout was written by Occupy organizer Cheyenna Weber. In Toronto, Tools for Change is hosting a workshop on avoiding activist burnout on Thursday, January 26.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog January 6
Jessica Bell | Read about human rights group Students for a Free Tibet's impressive social media fundraising drive.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog December 19
Jessica Bell | The Democracy Center released a free 55-page downloadable guide on how to campaign to change the actions of the world's largest companies.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog December 7
Jessica Bell | This meeting facilitation handout is for people active in advocacy and social movements.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog November 22
Jessica Bell | The Toronto and York Region Labour Council has just published Mike Balkwill and Rob Fairley's campaign planning guide for activist leaders and union organizers.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog November 12
Jessica Bell | These six websites offer great resources and tools to help activists harness the power of social media.
Blog - Jessica Bell's blog November 11
Jessica Bell | An old hippie offers advice on how the Occupy movement could deal with assholes.