The Blue Planet Project is working with allies including The Council of Canadians, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, MiningWatch Canada, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, United Church of Canada, SalvAide and the National Resources Council of Maine to raise awareness about community resistance to Canadian mining in communities across the country.
Community activists from El Salvador will be on a North American speaking tour in March and April dubbed “Water is More Precious than Gold” to share stories from the frontlines about the ecologically and socially devastating impacts of metal mining in the region, the heroic efforts to have metal mining banned in the country and the ways in which the mining industry is bullying their way into Latin American communities.
Attend a public event in your community and join the campaign to defend water against mega mining in El Salvador.
‘Water is More Precious than Gold’ speaking tour events:
Local tour organizers can download the poster template to promote the tour in their area (PDF, 237kb).
British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec dates with Vidalina Morales
- March 10, noon, Kamloops
The Smorgasbord Deli
- March 11, 7 pm, Vancouver
733 Beatty Street
- March 13, 7 pm, Victoria
Cadboro Bay United Church
2625 Arbutus Rd
- March 14, 12:30 pm, Parksville
Knox United Church
345 Pym Street
- March 16, 3 pm, London
Room 103 Labatt Hall (LH103)
Kings University College
266 Epworth Ave.
- March 17, 12:15 pm, Guelph
Dublin St. United Church, Hallman Room
68 Suffolk St. W.
- March 19, 7 pm, Toronto
Palmerston Public Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Avenue
- March 20, 7 pm, Peterborough
St. James United Church
221 Romaine St.
- March 21, 7 pm, Ottawa
St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall
151 Laurier Ave. E.
- March 22, 11:30 am, Gatineau
Cafetería Tonik de la UQO, campus Alexandre-Taché
- March 23, 6 pm, Kingston
Salvadoran Canadian Association’s annual Romero dinner
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 137 Queen St. Cost: $25 per person, $15 for students and underemployed. Limited number of tickets available. Reserve by calling Ignacio Melgar 613-542-4237 or email Terry Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 24, 2 pm, Kingston
Room 12, Dunning Hall, Queen’s University
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick dates with Sandra Carolina Ascencio
- March 21, 1-6pm and March 22, 9-6pm, Montreal
“Plan Nord, Plans Sud: Expansion minière canadienne: la criminalization de la résistance dans les Amériques”
Location: UQAM Recommended donation $5 Contact Stéphanie Schwanen at email@example.com
- March 24, 7 pm, Halifax
Weldon Law Building, Rm. 104
6061 University Avenue
- March 25, 7 pm, Mahone Bay
Mahone Bay Centre
45 School Street
- March 26, 7 pm, Tatamagouche
- March 27, 1:30 pm, Sackville
Room 106, Sir James Dunn Building, Mount Allison University
- March 27, 6:30 pm, Moncton
Peace Centre, Central United Church
150 Queen St.
- March 28, 7 pm, Fredericton
Parlour, Wilmot United Church
473 King St.
U.S. Tour Dates
- March 29, 7 pm, Bangor, ME
Unitarian Universalist Church
120 Park St
- April 1, 11 am, Augusta, ME
Natural Resource Council of Maine Office
3 Wade St.
- April 1, 6:30 pm, Portland, ME
Shep Lee Lecture Hall, Wishcamper Center, University Of Southern Maine
34 Bedford Street
- April 2 & 3 – Boston, MA
Details available soon
- April 4, 7 pm, Union City, NJ
Centro Comunitario Salvadoreno (CEUS) (Facebook event)
4511 New York Av.
- April 5-10 – Washington, DC
Details available soon