A Panel Discussion: Extractive Industries and the Impact on Women
Venue: The Hive, 128 West Hastings, second floor. 6 to 8 pm. Free admission.
This panel will focus on the impact of mining exploration and development on the lives and livelihoods of women in the global south. Guests will include Beth Dollaga, Sarita Galvez and a representative from Amnesty International who will describe recent campaign work focused on corporate accountability and the Open for Justice initiative. Beth Dollaga is a founding member of the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR) and Migrante BC. In 2012 she coordinated and participated in a United Church led fact-finding mission on the impact of Canadian mining companies in the Philippines. Sarita Galvez is a psychologist and educator originally from Guatemala. She is a member of BC CASA and the Mining Justice Alliance. Presented by PeaceGeeks, Amnesty International and BCCIC. Seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended through accessing free tickets from the website at: