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Tonight! Raise a Paddle: Climate Stories from across the Pacific

May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

*You can buy tickets at the door *

* Tickets to purchase on Eventbrite* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raise-a-paddle-climate-stories-from-across-the-pacific-tickets-34048023555

UPDATE – Line-up of 6 inspiring speakers:
*Melina Laboucan-Massimo – member of the Lubicon Cree Nation and Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada
*George Giuvalu Nacewa – Fijian climate activist and Pacific Climate Warrior
*Cedar Parker-George – member of the Tsleil-Wautuh Nation
*Raedena Savea – Samoan climate activist and Pacific Climate Warrior
*Koreti Tiumalu – Samoan climate activist born and raised in Wellington New Zealand and Pacific Region Coordinator for 350.org
*MC: Clayton Thomas-Muller – Stop it at the Source Campaigner wth 350.org

An evening of stories from across Pacific to stop tar sands expansion. Come hear stories of resistance and resilience in the Indigenous-led fight against climate change. Doors open at 6:30 PM, event at 7:00-9:00 PM. Tickets are sold 10$-25$ on a sliding scale. If you can, please consider donating more!

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket or come early to buy one at the door. * If the ticket price is a financial barrier to your participation, please contact organizers at maryjlovell@gmail.com for accessibility and solidarity tickets.

Background:
This May, a group of Pacific Islanders are headed to Alberta’s tar sands and to the BC coast to tell their stories of resistance to fossil fuel expansion. Justin Trudeau’s broken promises and recently approved pipelines like Kinder Morgan would unleash catastrophic climate change — for Pacific Islanders this means rising sea levels that are directly threatening their homes, communities, and cultures.

That’s why the Pacific Climate Warriors are joining the Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater and Squamish Nations in Vancouver for an evening about their resistance to the frontlines of climate change and fossil fuel expansion. All proceeds of the event will go to the Pull Together legal fund.

See coverage of the Raise a Paddle for Mother Earth water ceremony on May 14: http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/05/14/first-nations-paddle-mothers-day-ceremony-kinder-morgan.html

*This event is organized in collaboration between Pull Together and 350.org.*

Details

Date:
May 16, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/162315694296080

Venue

Russian Hall
600 Campbell Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 3K1 Canada

Organizer

Pull Together