The Toxic Tour is an opportunity to see and experience first-hand the pollution that Aamjiwnaang First Nation community members experience every day.
This year’s Toxic Tour will be different than previous years in that the tours will take place on buses with volunteer tour guides who will share in-depth information about various facilities, chemicals, and impacts on the community.
So if you’ve been to one of the previous walking Toxic Tours, you’ll still want to come out this year. And if you haven't, this is a great opportunity to get the whole story.
More info about the Toxic Tour here: https://www.facebook.com/events/478581809014081/
To book a spot on the Toronto bus, please use this Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-buses-to-the-toxic-tour-tickets-26769927574
We are suggesting a sliding scale donation of $10 - $50 depending on your work situation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot attend but would like to donate a spot towards a low-income person going, please also use this form and make a donation!
The pick-up in Toronto will be by Christie Pitts Park, at the north-west corner of Bloor and Christie. Pick-up time is 8am, arriving back around 10pm. Snacks will be provided on the bus. Lunch and dinner will be provided by ASAP at the Toxic Tour.
Aamjiwnaang First Nation is located in the middle of Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, the most polluted place in North America, according to National Geographic. The reserve is encircled by over 73 high-emitting facilities such as petrochemical refineries and various factories. The toxic operations and regular chemical releases are poisoning people in the community which faces high rates of asthma, cancer, miscarriages, stillbirths, and endocrine disruptions.
The fact that an Indigenous community is being sacrificed for corporate profit and nothing is being done to protect community members is a clear sign of Environmental Racism.
We can do our part by learning about this situation and supporting the grassroots groups raising awareness and trying to stop further contamination of the community’s people and territory.
More info at the Aamjiwnaang Solidarity page: https://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/
- August 21, 2016 at 8am – 10pm
- Aamjiwnaang First Nation