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International Climate Activists in SF!

Date:
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Samantha Miller
Email:
Phone:
818-419-6994
Location Details:
Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th St #8

Want to help fight climate change AND poverty? Then join the Climate Equity Campaign on June 7th in San Francisco. You'll learn about the real effects of climate change on communities around the world and the small steps you can take to make a big difference.

Guest speakers Nnimmo Bassey of Friends of the Earth International/Nigeria and Mina Susana Setra of the Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago in Indonesia will inform listeners of the effects of climate change on their own communities as well as efforts to develop local and global solutions. Their combined experience includes decades of groundbreaking social justice work, such as documenting environmental damage caused by the oil companies in Nigeria and ongoing corporate collusion with the Nigerian military, establishing Community Resource Centers in areas of oil company activity, combatting the effects of Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia and helping those imprisoned for protecting their land, and defending indigenous rights. Come hear what they have to say and leave with an understanding of how you can help ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable communities will have access to the financial and technological resources needed to adapt to climate change.
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 28, 2008 9:03AM
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