Brigette DePape explains the true meaning of being a civil activist

Brigette DePape is a career activist and founder of the hard-hitting political website ShitHarperDid.

The tongue-in-cheek website chronicles Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s missteps and civil rights infringements since he took office.

DePape is a strong believer in direct activism, which often has an explosive impact on public perception.

While working in the Parliament of Canada, she staged a silent protest using a ‘Stop Harper’ sign. She recently co-edited a book on youth activism, and has interned with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She’s active in the climate justice movement and was an organizer for the 2012 PowerShift convergence.

DePape will be in Yellowknife for a special event to reflect on the true meaning of civil engagement Friday, April 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Northern Territories Federation of Labour and the Council of Canadians and co-sponsored by the PSAC and the Union of Northern workers.

Her presentation will be followed by a skills building workshop Saturday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All events will be held at the Northern United Place and admission is covered by donations.