For the first time, a Canadian mining company is being brought to court in this country for crimes committed overseas. On the evening before the trial begins, join us as we gather to share stories.
Members of indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities from El Estor, Guatemala have filed lawsuits in Ontario courts against Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals over brutal shootings and rapes at HudBay’s former mining project in Guatemala.
We will hear from Angelica Choc, one of the claimants, as she describes her struggle to seek justice for the murder of her husband, Adolfo Ich. We will hear from Krysta Williams from the Native Youth Sexual Health Network about indigenous people fighting for reproductive and environmental justice here. Through our stories, poetry, art, and voices we will build connections across the borders that keep us and our movements apart. We will map out the ways colonization affects us all.
Come to listen. Come to connect. Come in solidarity. Come to be part of the resistance.
Sunday, March 3rd, 6pm
@ Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (Bloor and Bathurst)
Snacks and refreshments provided.
Children welcome; childcare available.
Real-time captioning available.
The main event space is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately the bathrooms are down a flight of stairs.
Questions? Anything we can do to make the event accessible to you? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org