Fellow CoPEH-ers Ben Brisbois, Marta Berbes, Matt Feagan and Lesley Johnston are organizing the event "Event Digging up justice: When mining reaches the university" in Toronto on March 10. We are inviting academics and activists to consider the implications (and hopefully organize) around corporate funding in universities, particularly coming from Canadian mining companies that have a notorious track record of human right abuses and environmental degradation in Latin America.
Our intention is to create a space to discuss the contradictions that we are immersed in as academics (as Northern academics at that) and figure out how we can navigate them, as well, figure out how we can support the work of activist groups and communities. This workshop follows an encounter in Medellin in August 2015 (funded by EkoSante) where a group of Latin American and Canadian scholars and activists met to have a similar conversation.
Where: Beit Zatoun (612 Markham St., Toronto).
When: March 10, 6-9 PM
How much: FREE
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/569460046544223/
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Download Beit Zatoun Event.pdf