Toronto vs. Trans Mountain
The Canadian government is doubling down on efforts to build the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would run from the tar sands to the west coast, through salmon-bearing streams, parks, and Indigenous communities. Three First Nations — səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and C’eletkwmx (Coldwater) — are taking the federal government to court over the construction of the pipeline.
We’re holding a fundraiser to support their legal challenge, featuring a rad panel, creative performances, and a silent auction. Come out and show up for Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice! And help us share our fundraising page far and wide! https://tiny.cc/no-pipelines
This is a ticketed event, with tiered tickets at $10, $20 and $40 [Eventbrite link to come shortly]. All proceeds go to the Pull Together campaign (https://pull-together.ca/). Folks who are under-waged or can’t afford the price of tickets will not be turned away!
7:30pm – Doors open
8:00pm – Panel featuring Khelsilem (Squamish Nation), Umair Muhammad (Jane & Finch Action Against Poverty) + more TBA
9:30pm – Creative performances by Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty + more TBA
10:30pm – Musical performance by LAL
11:30pm-1:30am – after-party featuring DJ Heebiejabi and DJ Ariel
**SILENT AUCTION ONGOING**
Location & access notes:
The Tranzac is located at 292 Brunswick Avenue, between Spadina Station and Bathurst Station. There is a Green P parking lot on the north side of the building, off of Barbara Barett Lane (accessible from Borden Street), and there is an additional Green P one block away, accessible from Lippincott Street. There is a cement ramp leading to a manual double door entrance, and two gender-neutral washrooms on the main floor, with one accessible stall in each. Visit http://www.accessto.ca/home/2016/1/27/tranzac-club for more detailed info, or contact us!
Please keep the space low-fragrance by refraining from wearing strong scents. There will be volunteers on site who can help navigate access needs, and ASL interpreters for portions of the evening.