Shout Out Against Mining Justice Conference June 1-2 Vancouver

2012 May 04, by Chapter Council

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. Check for regular updates and to register.

  • Friday, June 1 – Public forum. 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.
  • Saturday, June 2 – Plenary panels and workshops. $10 includes vegetarian lunch.

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.

If you are unable to register online or require special assistance, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-387-7177, ext. 296.

Here is the registration form: