Monday, March 10, 2008

WHY GREEN ISN'T ENOUGH: An Anti-Racist Anti-Colonial Environmentalism Conference

March 14 & 15, 2008
Peterborough Public Library Auditorium (345 Aylmer Street North)

The conference is free and open to all members of the public. No
registration is required. Resource booklets on anti-oppressive
environmental activism will be available to conference participants
(suggested donation: $5). Everyone is welcome to attend!


7:00-9:00 pm: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium
Keynote Address: "Stories Less Told: Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada"
A panel discussion with:
*Andil Gosine (York University), author of "Environmental Justice and
Racism in Canada: An Introduction"
*Karen Okamoto, "Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada" contributor

9:00 pm-1:00 am: The Red Dog (189 Hunter Street West)
Beats 4 Justice! Fundraiser for the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
A night of spoken word, Afro-soul, down-tempo electronica, and beats
~ Featuring:
*DJ Sheena
*The Unity Singers
*Dave Hudson
*Hesper Philip-Chamberlain
$10 waged/$5 unwaged, or pay-as-much-as-you-can

SATURDAY, MARCH 15: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

Welcoming remarks

"Environmental Racism and the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program"
A panel discussion with:
*Chris Ramsaroop (Justicia for Migrant Workers)
*Janet McLaughlin (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Toronto)
*Allan, participant in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

Refreshment break

"Impacts of Energy Extraction and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples"
A panel discussion with:
*Paula Sherman (Co-Chief, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation)
*Leanne Simpson (Past director of Trent University's Indigenous
Environmental Studies Program)
*Clayton Thomas-Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network)

Refreshment break

"Where Do We Go From Here? Organizing for Structural Change"
A workshop with:
*Clayton Thomas-Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network)
*Chris Ramsaroop (Justicia for Migrant Workers)


Sponsored and supported by: Community and Race Relations Committee of
Peterborough; CUPE Local 3908; Fair Trade Trent; Frost Centre for
Canadian Studies and Native Studies; Kawartha World Issues Centre; New
Canadians Centre Peterborough; OPIRG-Peterborough;
Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter of the Council of Canadians;
Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty; Sustainable Trent; Roy Brady;
Theatre Trent; Trent Central Student Association; Trent Centre for
Community-Based Education; Trent Environmental Students Society; Trent
University Faculty Association; Trent University's Canadian Studies,
Environmental and Resource Studies, Politics, Sociology, and Women's
Studies Departments; Trent University's Champlain, Gzowski, Lady
Eaton, Otonabee, and Traill College Cabinets; Trent University
Graduate Student Association; and Trent University's Environmental
Issues and Women's Issues Commissioners.

For more information, email, visit the
conference website at, or
contact the Kawartha World Issues Centre: (705) 748-1680.

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