Friday, March 21, 2008

April 4 educational event" Goldcorp mining in Guatemala

I'm passing on information about the following event. There remains the possibility that Goldcorp may be added to the Share Power campaign.

Other BHR groupies and myself will be there. I'm not sure of the event time, but the latest I've heard is the doors will probably open at 6:30. If you're on Facebook, here's the event page.
The class of GEOG 495, "The Politics of Building North-South Solidarity" invites you to an educational event to raise awareness about the connection between Canadians and Guatemala's Maya community of San Marcos through the actions of GoldCorp, a Vancouver-based mining company.

Our class has been working in solidarity with BC CASA to bring Dawn Paley, a Canadian journalist living in San Marcos to Vancouver to share information about the social and environmental impacts of the mining operations in Guatemala.

The event includes a talk by Dawn Paley, information about GoldCorp's activities based on research by GEOG 495, booths featuring information about North-South solidarity groups, Guatemalan style food and drinks, Cafe Justicia, a salsa class, followed by music and dancing.

Through these efforts we hope to gain a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of our communities and how we can create positive social change locally that will have beneficial effects globally.

The event will be located at St. James Anglican Church on Friday, April 4th 2008. There will be a suggested donation box at the front door to show your support.

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