Tar Sands Expansion: The Ticking Carbon Bomb

How do we halt fossil fuel projects and fight for Indigenous rights and a Just Transition? 

Canada’s current and proposed fossil fuel projects will be catastrophic for Turtle Island and the global climate. They violate Indigenous rights and perpetuate ongoing colonial violence. They prevent the transition to a better, more equitable and caring world. 

Learn, discuss and take action to stop the Teck Frontier mine (the largest ever tar sands project, if approved), the Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain pipelines, the Vista Coal Project, and more. It is imperative that we speak out against these projects before they become a reality.

Date & Time: Monday, February 3, 7-9:30

Place: Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue

Register Here: Tar Sands Expansion: The Ticking Carbon Bomb

Preamble: introduction to proposed fossil fuel projects and their implications, as well as the potential for a Just Transition, a transition from extractive industries that is inextricably tied to justice for communities who have faced the most harm under capitalism, as well as a worker transition.

Speakers include:

Keith Stewart, Senior Energy Strategist of Greenpeace Canada, will present their Reject Teck campaign.

Shiri Pasternak, Research Director for the Yellowhead Institute, and Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University

Film Showing & Discussion: “Invasion” - 18 minutes - “In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people.

**Full Length Film coming in 2020**

The Unist’ot’en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for Indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonization. The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) / Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating to bear, but this fight is far from over.” quoted from http://unistoten.camp/media/invasion/

Breakouts: group discussion to solidify actions we can take to oppose fossil fuel projects and support Indigenous frontline efforts.

PWYC with a Suggested Donation of $5-15. All money collected will be donated evenly to the Unist’ot’en camp and to Indigenous Climate Action Network.

Cosponsored by ClimateFast