Sun, May 08, 2011: Mining Injustice: Confronting Corporate Impunity conference

WHEN: May 6th, 7th and 8th
WHERE: Sidney Smith Hall (room 2117), 100 St. George Street, Toronto

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Friday May 6th, 7 pm: Conference ‘soft-launch’ – meet and greet with affected community members and activists at Beit Zatoun (612 Markham Street)

Saturday May 7th, 10 am: keynote speaker and concurrent sessions as well as workshops and caucuses (Sidney Smith Hall)

Official conference launch, 8 pm – 2 am: dance party (193 Dowling Street @ Queen Street West)

Sunday May 8th, 10 am: keynote speaker and concurrent sessions as well as workshops and caucuses (cont.!) (Sidney Smith Hall)

Particular themes that will be discussed this year include:

  • Gendered violence, inequity and feminist perspectives
  • Militarization and forced displacement
  • Indigenous knowledge and spirituality as forms of resistance
  • Labour rights and the rhetoric of development
  • Criminalization of dissent and protest
  • Environmental contamination effects and health
  • Food security and water rights
  • The cycle of supply and demand of uranium in the North
  • Tar sands and the petroleum industry in the North and South

Stay tuned for a list of speakers or visit solidarityresponse.net for more info!

Endorsed by: CUPE, Environmental Justice Toronto, ProtestBarrick, Munk OUT of UofT, Indigenous Environmental Network, KAIROS, Latin American and Carribean Solidarity Network, Latin American Trade Union Coalition, Science for Peace