Jobs, Justice and the Climate

Start: Monday, November 21, 2016 7:00 PM

End: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:00 PM

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Please join us for this exciting forum on connecting the fight to stop climate change with the struggle for social and economic justice for First Nations and working class communities.

Format: One hour panel speeches followed by one hour of open discussion and a brief wrap up.

Donations at the door are appreciated but no one will be turned away.

Organizations that wish to participate in the event should email us and request space to set up a table and hang a banner in the room.

PURPOSE
Political leaders and oil industry pundits have divided us for years claiming that we have to make a choice between good jobs and strong communities on the one hand and justice for First Nations and real climate action on the other. Yet the impacts of climate change are already being felt in BC, killing jobs and local economies dependent on fisheries and forestry, with First Nations and working class communities suffering the consequences.

This forum is aimed at dispelling the myth that we have to sacrifice the environment to create jobs and showing how real climate justice is only possible by uniting the struggle for First Nations justice and reconciliation and the struggle for a just transition to good green jobs for workers in the fossil fuel industry.

SPEAKERS
Melina Laboucan-Massimo - Lubicon Solar

Russ Day - President, Unifor Local 601 (Chevron Refinery Workers)

Lliam Hildebrand - Iron and Earth (ironandearth.org)

Marc Lee - Chief Economist, Climate Justice Project - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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