Come out on Wednesday, December 1 · 6:30pm – 9:00pm to the Edmonton Room, Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown) for Edmonton’s People’s Assembly on Climate Justice.
A People’s Assembly is an interactive process that provides the opportunity for people to listen to and be heard about what climate justice means to them, in their community and globally. It is not a speakers panel or a public forum, it is a movement-building and organizing tool, a gathering of people to discuss and analyze climate justice, and a space to discuss demands, commitments and visions for how things could be different.
Only the collective strength of all our movements can achieve the global response necessary to confront the climate crisis. We need all of our voices – young, old, new, experienced, settler, indigenous – to be there.
On December 1, it’s YOUR turn to talk! JOIN US!
The next major round of UN climate negotiations will be held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to December 10, 2010 and the stakes are high.
This past summer has seen severe wildfires in Russia, devastating floods in Pakistan, mudslides in China, droughts in the Sahel and Niger, and an 87-square-kilometre chunk of ice break off from Greenland. These events are all consistent with climate change patterns that climate scientists have been warning us of.
The media is already reporting that the possibility for a legally binding agreement in Cancun is slim, and the Canadian government continues to obstruct real action on climate change at home and abroad.
It is the collective voice and action of people in their communities that can help make climate justice a reality.
Let’s meet, talk and start to take action locally for climate justice.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and the assembly is child-friendly.
Endorsed nationally by the Council of Canadians, Indigenous Environmental Network, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and KAIROS and in Edmonton by Sierra Club Prairie, Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, U of A Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Greenpeace.
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