For many newcomers to Canada, political engagement is not an immediate priority. Immigration poses challenges, learning a new language, navigating a new community, seeking employment, finding housing, and so much more. It can be completely overwhelming for those newly arrived. But according to Adriana Salazar, a Toronto-based project co-ordinator at Toronto's Mennonite New Life Centre, civic participation is crucial for newcomers who seek to make a life for themselves within Canadian society.
Information contained in a new report that details how multinational corporations are destroying the environment and causing serious climate damage in Latin America brings attention to an important area not being discussed at the UN COP 20 climate negotiations being held in Peru.
The report describes in detail how the destruction caused by three European multinational corporations is typical of the damage caused by multi-nationals throughout the continent.
FREE PUBLIC FORUM
Part 3 of the Fire This Time Forum Series: "A Marxist World View for Today"
10 Years of Progress: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)
Celebrating the Gains, Confronting the Challenges!
FRIDAY November 21
Joe's Cafe (in the Large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Drive @ William Street
> Forum will be in both English and Spanish