Mining Injustice Conference: RESISTANCE 2012
A FREE event hosted by Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
May 5-6, 10am-5pm
At University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Building – 5 Bancroft Ave.
See schedule at www.solidarityresponse.net
Join us this year as we host our 4th annual Mining Injustice Conference!
Learn about the work of communities in Canada and around the world that are
resisting the negative impacts of Canadian mega-mining projects. Share ideas
and collaborate on strategies in solidarity with community members who suffer
at the hands of Canadian mining corporations, which confuse “development” with
exploitation and environmental degradation.
This year’s theme will simply be “Resistance” and will highlight the struggles
and victories of peoples living in mining-affected communities.
Speakers from Barriere Lake, Attawapiskat, Ontario, Quebec, Guatemala, Colombia,
Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Chile, Argentina, El Salvador, the Philippines,
Tibet, and more.
Keynote speakers include academic and activist Avi Chomsky.
Two days of panels and workshops on subjects pertaining to global and Canadian
mining and other extractive industry struggles, labour issues, policy and law
development in mining, water and wellbeing, the corporatization of education
and NGOs, and many more.
There will be FREE food and snacks. Childcare will be available.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for further information.