Shout Out Against Mining Injustice June 1-2 (Council of Canadians)

The Council of Canadians is pleased to announce we are hosting a major event in Vancouver on June 1st and 2nd, 2012. Shout Out Against Mining Injustice is a two-day international conference aimed at exposing the appalling environmental and human rights abuses of Canadian mining companies. Through workshops, panel discussions and strategy sessions, we will raise awareness, build resistance and strengthen our networks of solidarity.

Our Shout Out will feature engaging sessions with leading activists and representatives from mining-impacted communities in Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador and Canada. The conference starts on Friday, June 1st with a Public Forum featuring high profile speakers, community activists and musical acts. Saturday, June 2nd will offer delegates the chance to engage in discussion on vital issues ranging from the right to water, Indigenous rights and environmental justice within the context of mining. We will share experiences, explore campaign strategies and build alliances to strengthen the movement against mining injustice.

Who Attends?

The events will bring together participants including: representatives from mine-affected communities; Indigenous communities; grassroots organizers; human rights activists; civil society groups; and concerned individuals from Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Shout Out Against Mining Injustice Public Forum
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC
Friday June 1 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Shout Out Against Mining Injustice Teach-In
Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Saturday June 2 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

Please help us spread the word by bringing a friend or a group of friends and share our event through Facebook and with the Twitter hashtag #soami12.

Click here to register for the conference now! Admission to the Friday Public Forum is a suggested donation of $20 or what you can afford. All donations will greatly help to offset the cost of the conference.

Visit http://www.canadians.org/shoutout often for conference updates, including a live webcast of the event for those unable to attend in person.

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One Response to Shout Out Against Mining Injustice June 1-2 (Council of Canadians)

  1. Juergen says:

    An important issue for us to be involved in, especially considering the principal involvement of Canadian mining firms. One omission from the program, though: the significant struggles of Panamanian indigenous peoples to stop mining and hydro projects should be included. Having just returned from 6 weeks in Panama, I can attest to the protest movement in the face of major challenges confronting the country’s poorest folks.
    An excellent summary of this titled “Village of the Damned” was just aired by Al Jazeera (English) in their People Power series. (Link: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/)

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