Speaking Truth to Injustice: Canadian mining in Guatemala and Colombia with human rights activists Aniseto Lopez and Francisco Ramirez. Sponsored by Atlantic Region Solidarity Network, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network and local sponsors!
Francisco Ramirez Cuellar (more information here) is Colombian union activist, lawyer and survivor of eight assassination attempts. He will talk about about Maritimers’ responsibility to know about and act on the blood coal that is leaving his country and being sold to NB and NS Power.
Aniseto Lopez is Maya Mam community activist who is part of the resistance to Goldcorp Inc’ Marlin gold mine in the western highlands of Guatemala. He will speak about community resistance, lack of consultation of indigenous peoples and the impacts of mining in his community.
Join us for some great public events being planned in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edwards Island with Francisco and Aniseto this month!
Tuesday, November 24 in Fredericton, NB: Francisco Ramirez Cuellar will speak from 7-9pm at Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 180 St John Street, Fredericton For more information contact Tracy Glynn at tracy.a.glynn(at)gmail.com or see the facebook event here. Hosted by the Fredericton and District Labour Council
Tuesday, November 24 in Charlottetown, PEI: Aniseto Lopez will speak at Beanz Cafe. 138 Great George St, Charlottetown, from 7-9pm. Contact Eliza at elizamaclauchlan(at)hotmail.com
Wednesday, November 25 in Sackville, NB: “Mining in Colombia and Guatemala: Human rights, labour rights and the environment” with Francisco Ramirez Cuellar and Aniseto Lopez. Dunn Building, corner of College/Salem and York Streets, Sackville. 6-7:30pm. For more information contact Juan Carlos Martinez at jmartinez(at)mta.ca
Thursday, November 26 in Halifax, NS: Francisco Ramirez will join Labour Unions from the region to talk about his work as a Labour Union Lawyer and the impacts that multinationals are having on the worker’s movement. At the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) boardroom from 5-6:30pm. 287 Lacewood Dr, Halifax. Please RSVP to Mark Rogers at rogersm(at)psac-afpc.com
Thursday, November 26 in Halifax: Francisco Ramirez and Aniseto Lopez will speak at Schulich Dalhousie Law School room 207 from 7:30-9pm. 6160 University Avenue, Halifax. Sponsored by Breaking the Silence, Halifax Media Co-Op and the Atlantic Region Solidarity Network. Contact Jackie at btsguatemala(at)gmail.com for more information.
Tuesday, December 1: Aniseto Lopez will speak at Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, from 6-7:30pm. For more details contact Jackie at btsguatemala(at)gmail.com
Thank you for your support! For more information or questions, contact Jackie at btsguatemala(at)gmail.com