Thurs Oct 15: Panel discussion

September 4th, 2009 by waawaashkesh Leave a reply »

Thursday October 16, 6:30pm

Location: Ottawa Public Library main branch auditorium (120 Metcalfe at Laurier)

Panel discussion – Theme: Grassroots Responses to the Economic and Environmental Crises

Featuring:

  • Beenash Jafri was one of the founding members of the Anti-Racist Environmental Coalition (AREC) and continues to write and present on environmental justice issues. She’s currently a PhD candidate in women’s studies at York University, Toronto. Her research interests include: critical race/antiracism studies, postcolonial theory, critical feminism/gender studies, indigenous studies, identity politics, environmental justice, social movements and coalition building. See co-authored article ‘Green is not the only colour
  • Ben Powless (Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network) – A Mohawk young person from Six Nations (currently a student at Carleton University) involved in organizing the Power Shift Canada 2009 conference (Ottawa, Oct 23-26), addressing climate change and a just transition to a ‘green’ society / economy.
  • Carlo Fanelli has been a part-time employee with the City of Toronto for the past 10-years and is currently a PhD candidate at Carleton University. Involved with an initiative aiming to organize working class communities in Toronto, he will discuss the origin, process and outcome of the recent Toronto Workers’ Assembly, as well highlight future plans and aims of its participants.

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