Speakers. Multimedia. Discussion

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209698284293625/
Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ov75FBNuSmWIq75hPujx0g

FEATURED SPEAKERS

LEE MARACLE: Sto:Loh nation; grandmother of four, mother of four who was born in North Vancouver, BC. She is a prolific and award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, and actor. Maracle is also activist in the Indigenous struggle against racism, sexism and economic oppression. Her first book, the autobiographical novel Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, was one of the first Indigenous works published in Canada. It is the story of an Indigenous woman growing up during the 1960s and 1970s, and her struggle toward political consciousness. She currently is Mentor for Indigenous Students at University of Toronto where she also is a teacher and also the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School, where she is a part-time cultural instructor.

ALISON BODINE: Climate Convergence central organizer, journalist, author and researcher with a focus on environmental, Latin American and immigration issues. Most recently, Alison’s articles have been published internationally by Venezuelanalysis, Global Research, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), Common Dreams, Orinoco Tribune and Counterpunch.

JENNIFER NATHAN: Teacher with a Science degree in Biology and a Masters of Education who has worked in formal and informal science education. She was arrested in 2018 after peacefully disobeying an injunction relating to the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and raised the common law defence of necessity in a lengthy legal case. Her presentation, “The Tar Sands as a Crisis of Capitalism” will focus on the fact that Canada’s promotion of “net-zero by 2050” includes MORE Tar Sands oil production.

MODERATOR: THOMAS DAVIES, Climate Convergence organizer

The disastrous response of big business and capitalist governments to the growing climate crisis has led people around the world to question the climate crisis “status quo.” Many of us believe the capitalist system, which demands maximization of profits and constant expansion regardless of the social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future.

We need, “System Change, Not Climate Change!”

The Covid-19 crisis has solidified this urgent call to action for many poor and working people around the world.

The burning question today is what is the alternative for building a just and sustainable world? How do we get there?

Join Climate Convergence as we discuss these challenging and important questions with organizers and thinkers from across Canada.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.