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World Bank/IMF Anti-Dam Action D.C.
Date Friday April 23
Time 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Details
Edward R. Murrow, directly across from the World Bank.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAngana Chatterji
From http://www.aidindia.org/wbfast/

FAST TO BE LAUNCHED WITH PRESS CONFERENCE

WHEN: Friday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. The fast will end the morning of Monday, April 26th.

WHERE: EDWARD R. MURROW PARK, directly across from the World Bank between H and Pennsylvania. Nearest Metro stops are Farragut West (Orange Line) or Farragut North (Red Line).

WHY: To call attention to the legacy of impoverishment associated with the forced displacement of people from their homes by World Bank funded large-scale infrastructure projects such as mines or dams. To demand that the Bank make policy changes to ensure the rights of people adversely affected by Bank lending practices.

SPEAKERS:

Smitu Kothari, Indian human rights activist. Director of Lokayan, India, past recipient of Right Livelihood Award.
Dickson Mundia, human rights lawyer from Zimbabwe whose family was displaced by Kariba Dam.
Angana Chatterji, scholar-activist working with indigenous rights and professor of anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Elias Diaz Pena, past recipient of Goldman Environmental Prize. He has helped local affected people file claims to the World Bank inspection panel to challenge the Yacyreta Dam in Paraguay and Argentina.
Dana Clark, human rights and environmental lawyer, co-author and co-editor of a recent book about the World Bank Inspection Panel


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dana Clark 410-905-3303 danaclark7@mindspring.com

Angana Chatterji 415-640-4013 achatterji@ciis.edu

Antonia Juhasz 415-846-5447 ajuhasz@ifg.org



Association for India’s Development

Aniruddha Vaidya 650-996-8249 asvaidya@comcast.net
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