Toronto Green Community speaker series: "Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 02:03

TORONTO GREEN COMMUNITY SPEAKERS SERIES

Please join us for presentations by:

Cheryl Teelucksingh
, author of Environmental Justice & Racism in Canada and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University

and

Jennifer Foulds, Communications Director and Pollution Watch web project lead at Environmental Defence

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Beenash Jaffri
, co-founder of the Anti-Racist Environmental Coalition, instructor on Anti-Racist Environmentalism, and anti-racism workshop facilitator

Damien Lee, founder of Anishinabek Gitchi Gami Environmental Programs – one of the first community-driven environmental not-for-profit organizations in an Ontario First Nation

Ben Powless
, fills a variety of roles with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, the National Council for the Canadian Environmental Network, and the Youth Advisory Group to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Entrance: $5.00

Intercontinental Hotel Yorkville
220 Bloor Street West (closest subway: St. George station)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 5.5632" N, 79° 23' 47.0148" W
Ontario CA

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