Social Justice = ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Rethink! Reclaim! Respect!
featuring Clayton Thomas-Müller & Vandana Shiva
Online Registration / Detailed Program:
WHEN: Wednesday May 31st, 2017, 10:00am – 5:30pm
WHERE: George Brown College (St James Campus) - 290 Adelaide St. E., 4th Floor
FEE: $55 (regular) / $20 (with student/low wage subsidy)
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-415-5000 ext. 2555 (voicemail)
The 5th annual Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College is pleased to announce Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist, Clayton Thomas-Müller and author, scholar and environmental justice activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva as its speakers on Social Justice = ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Rethink! Reclaim! Respect!
If jobs are not green, can they be just? How does the natural world impact our health, education, housing? Must economic growth and prosperity always rest on environmental degradation as we gobble up resources and destroy what’s left? Can we fight for Indigenous sovereignty, gender and racial justice, freedom from conflict and violence, sustainable communities and the rights of all humanity without linking them to climate change and the environment?
As we stand at the tipping point of irreversible climate disaster and the worst existential crisis to ever face our global humanity, we must...
RETHINK our multiple connections and growing responsibilities to the natural world;
RECLAIM our communities and democracies from the omnicidal hubris of a climate
change denying superpower and its allies; and
RESPECT the rights of an environment that is inseparable from the rights and dignity
of all its peoples.
The Tommy Douglas Institute invites educational communities and wider communities for a day of compelling presentations, provocative roundtable discussions, performances, an interactive Environmental Justice Fair, and a Connecting Climate Change to Social Change: Educate! Organize! Act! panel discussion (with Greenpeace, 350.org, LEAP, Toronto Environmental Alliance). Join us in making the connections between climate justice and social justice.
= Labour & Economic Justice: Jobs & Justice: Moving from Anti-Life Economics to Life-Giving Economies
= Indigenous Rights: Demanding Sovereignty, Defending the Sacred: Aboriginal Resistance & Decolonizing the Earth
= Gender Justice: Our Knowledge, Our Rights, Our Planet: Speaking Truth to Patriarchy
= Food Security & Ecological Integrity: From Seeds to Sustainability: Feeding Ourselves without Consuming the Planet
= Racial Justice: People Before Profit: Resisting Environmental Racism & the Ecology of Capitalism
= Peace, Security & Freedom from Conflict: Crossing Borders, Breaking Walls, Overcoming Division: Affirming Our
Commitment to One Another & Sustainable Global Communities
Roundtable facilitators include: Gerry Leblanc (USW), Crystal Sinclair (Idle No More), Joanna Kerr (Greenpeace Canada),
Leticia Boahen (Black Creek Community Farm), Jessica Reeve (Toronto Food Council), Amil Davis (Alliance for a Just Toronto), Ali Kazimi (Filmmaker, Artist).
Unless we stand up for the planet we stand on, how can we stand for anything else?