Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 14:30 to 23:00

As part of a global call for actions on climate justice, the Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice 2015 will bring together activists, organizations, people from all walks of life for an open forum to discuss community-based responses to the climate crisis. This event is also a direct response to the 2015 United Nations Conference of the Parties talks on the climate in Paris (November 30th to December 11th), and seeks to find alternatives outside of government and industry initiatives, which have served the interests of the rich, rather than people today or our collective future. 

Several People’s Assemblies on the Climate were held in Toronto between 2010 and 2012. This 2015 gathering seeks to re-catalyze, revitalize, and revision strength for our collective fight for climate justice. 

The Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice will feature workshops, panels, and assemblies on themes include analyzing climate issues through lenses of race, class, migration & war, gender, health & food justice, local issues of municipal accountability, divestment, anti-capitalist alternatives, and indigenous land rights, sovereignty & solidarity.

 

COST: Free!

ACCESSIBILITY: wheelchair accessible space; event will be live-captioned; lunch and children's programming will be provided

SUPPORT and ENDORSEMENTS:
The Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice is sponsored by OPIRG Toronto, and has received support from Anakbayan Toronto, the Centre for Social Justice, Colectivo Solidaridad con Guatemala Jun Q'anil, Common Frontiers, Council of Canadians-Toronto, Food Not Bombs Toronto, Harvest Noon Co-op, Health Providers Against Poverty, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP), Karma Co-op, the Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN), Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN), No One Is Illegal Toronto (NOII-TO), Ontario Clean Air Alliance, OPIRG York, Rising Tide Toronto, the Sing Dance Party for Jobs Justice & Climate Action, Toronto350, Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, the Toronto Seed Library, Toronto West End Against Line 9, the United Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council, and the Women's Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu (WCCC Toronto).

 

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