Film Showing + Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Downtown Vancouver
This event is a fundraiser for Protect the Planet, Stop TMX! and EcoJustice
About Coextinction: After the mother orca Tahlequah carries her dead calf for 17 days, Indigenous leaders and scientists make a desperate attempt to save the last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Coextinction takes audiences deep into the interconnected web of ecosystem collapse on the frontlines of the Pacific Northwest’s most pressing environmental threats. Fish farms, pipelines, dams, increasing vessel traffic, climate change, pollutants and centuries of injustice against Indigenous peoples are all connected. No species goes extinct in isolation.
Watch the film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phtDEvl63vc
Join us for National Canadian Film Day in advance of Earth Day to watch this important climate documentary and stay for the post-film discussion to explore these issues with our amazing panelists:
– Chief Ernest Alfred, traditional (hereditary) leader and elected Council Member of the ‘Namgis First Nation. In 2017 he led the 284-day “Swanson Occupation” to protect wild salmon against the impacts of Industrial open-pen fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago of the Kwakwaka’wakw coastal waters of British Columbia.
– Cedar George-Parker, member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Tulalip Tribes, who has devoted his youth to fighting the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.
– Daniel Cheater, lawyer with Ecojustice since 2020. Dan is a member of the Healthy Communities and Nature teams, whose practice focuses on protecting Canada’s biodiversity and ensuring industry is held to account.
– Moderator: Alison Bodine, Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver central organizer and West Coast Climate Action Network (WE-CAN) Board Member
Get your tickets today! https://reelcauses.org/coextinction/
Climate Convergence organizes on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.