Canada Public Speaking Tour:
The human rights costs of Canadian extractive industries in Central America

From March 21-26 this tour will raise awareness about the impacts of Canadian extractive projects in four countries (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua) in the Central America region through the testimonies of front line activists who are leading successful campaigns to defend their territory from corporate incursion.

With guest speakers:

  • Bernardo Belloso, Association for Development – CRIPDES (El Salvador)
  • Javier Mejía Castro, Humboldt Institute (Nicaragua)
  • Aleisar Arana Morales, Xinca Parliament (Guatemala)
  • Yanira Cortez Estevez (El Salvador)

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Public Events in Canada:

Public conference
Tuesday, March 21 from 7-9 pm
Amnesty House, 312 Laurier Ave E.
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Public Action « Pas de transition écologique sans justice »
Wednesday, 22 mars from 12pm – 2pm
Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
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Public conference
Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9pm
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Room DS-R510, 405, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
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Public conference
Sunday, March 26 from 2:25-3:45pm
Organizing Equality international Conference @ Museum London
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Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES)
  • University of Western Ontario – Organizing Equality international conference
  • Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking The Silence Network
    Common Frontiers
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  • The United Church of Canada
  • Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL)
  • The Public Service Alliance of Canada Social Justice Fund
  • Unifor- Social justice fund
  • United for Mining Justice
  • Amnesty International Canada
  • MiningWatch Canada
  • Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability (CNCA)
  • Americas Policy Group/CCIC
  • Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN).