CONFERENCE IN TORONTO: “MINING (IN)JUSTICE: AT HOME AND ABROAD”

“MINING (IN)JUSTICE: AT HOME AND ABROAD”

“Mining (in)justice: at home and abroad” is a conference on the Canadian mining industry (including Tar Sands) set to take place in Toronto on the weekend of May 7-9, 2010. It will feature leaders in movements against Canadian mining companies that create environmental and health harms and violation human and indigenous rights, both within and outside of Canada. The conference will provide space for growing our own movements in alliance with communities impacted by this industry.

This is a follow-up conference to last year’s mining conference, which brought over 20 front line defenders to share their stories and strategize solutions to ending corporate impunity and strengthening the struggles against destructive mining projects around the world.

This year, we are expanding the conference into a 3 day event, providing more space for participants to meet each other, form alliances, and plan actions to foster a movement in solidarity with impacted communities.

Reports will be heard from delegates from Honduras, Guatemala, Carrier Sekani First Nation, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Ardoch Algonquin, Northern Ontario, Fort Chipewan, Mexico and more! Clayton Thomas Muller of the Indigenous Environmental Network is MCing the event!

WHERE AND WHEN: Friday, May 7, 8:00pm: Ryerson University; Saturday & Sunday May 8/9th: Earth Sciences Building, U. of Toronto

FOR MORE INFORMATION: csrtoronto@gmail.com, http://www.solidarityresponse.net/mining-injustice-conference/


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