Sat, Nov 13, 2010: Teach-In - From Bolivia to Toronto: Building a World Movement for Climate Justice

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SIDNEY SMITH HALL, 100 ST. GEORGE STREET (south of Harbord, North of College)
ASSEMBLY ROOM 2118

Keynote Speaker: Erika Dueñas, Chargé D’Affaires, Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Washington, D.C.

In response to the failed UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in Dec. 2009, the Bolivian government convened a conference of social movements to address the challenge of global warming. More than 30,000 people participated in charting a path toward climate justice during the April 2010 world people’s assembly in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The November 13 conference in Toronto will discuss what is being done in our communities to resist the war against Mother Earth and how can we implement the Cochabamba agenda here in Canada.

Please advance register by emailing boliviaclimatejustice@gmail.com so we can plan the workshops and lunch.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158523620837654

CONFERENCE AGENDA SUMMARY

9:30 Registration ($10 or PWYC)
10:00 The Cochabamba Declaration
11:45 Keynote Speaker: Erika Duenas, Bolivian Embassy, Washington DC
12:15 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Environmental (In)Justice in Our Communities
3:00 Building a Climate Justice Alternative

Initiated by Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, an OPIRG Toronto Action Group
Contact: torontoboliviasolidarity@gmail.com

Endorsers: Bolivia Action Solidarity Network, Center for Social Justice, Common Frontiers, Council of Canadians, Indigenous Environmental Network, KAIROS, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Friends from Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 12, People’s Assembly for Climate Justice, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Science for Peace, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, Toronto Climate Campaign, Toronto Community Solidarity Response, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Alternatives (Québec)