Interested in learning about communities and societies in resistance to extractive projects in Mesoamerica? Want to know more about the struggles, the hope, the resounding opposition to mining?
Come join the conversation, as the Beehive Collective facilitates a workshop in Vancouver based on their inspiring poster illustrating “stories of resistance, resilience, and solidarity from Mexico to Colombia.”
Living surrounded by the headquarters of the world’s mining industries, and with the CIRDI mining institute sinking its claws into SFU and UBC, maybe we all could use a reminder of how our neighbors in Mesoamerica are persistently & creatively fighting back, courageously prioritizing their existence, their futures, their connection with Mother Nature above the profit-driven proposals of Vancouver-based mining companies.
At 4:30pm on Tuesday, 27 October, the Beehive Collective will facilitate the ¡Mesoamerica Resiste! workshop in Room 7000 at SFU’s Harbour Centre. An event appropriate for all ages, Tuesday’s event is free and (donations to support the work of the Beehive Collective are encouraged).
As Canadian mining and mineral exploration companies rush to stake their claims on mineral wealth, drill and survey to determine future profits, and extract night and day with monstrous machines, Canadian diplomats (and through CIRDI, our universities’ academics) work with equal urgency to force changes on Latin American countries’ mining codes, tax laws, and even Indigenous consultation laws, to guarantee companies’ profits and transfer liabilities to the people.
Let’s reconnect with the life-affirming movements in Mesoamerica that defend the land and the Mother that sustain us all.
4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday 27 October 2015
Room 7000 (Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room)
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, downtown Vancouver
¡Mesoamerica Resiste! callout & event page