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Why Green Isn't Enough: Anti-Racist Anti-Colonial Environmentalism Conference (Mar 14 - 15)    Fri Mar 14 to Sat Mar 15, 2008, Peterborough, ON

The conference is free and open to all members of the public. No registration is required. Resource booklets on anti-oppressive environmental activism will be available to conference participants (suggested donation: $5). Everyone is welcome to attend!



7:00-9:00 pm: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium
Keynote Address: “Stories Less Told: Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada”
A panel discussion with:
*Andil Gosine (York University), author of Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction
*Karen Okamoto, Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada contributor

9:00 pm-1:00 am: The Red Dog (189 Hunter Street West)
Beats for Justice! Fundraiser for the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
A night of spoken word, Afro-soul, down-tempo electronica, and beats ~ featuring:
*Dave Hudson
*Hesper Philip-Chamberlain
$10 waged/$5 unwaged, or pay-as-much-as-you-can.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

Welcoming remarks
“Environmental Racism and the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program”
A panel discussion with:
*Chris Ramsaroop (Justicia for Migrant Workers)
*Janet McLaughlin (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Toronto)
*Third speaker TBA

Refreshment break

“Impacts of Energy Extraction and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples”
A panel discussion with:
*Paula Sherman (Co-Chief, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation)
*Leanne Simpson (Indigenous Studies PhD Program, Trent University)
*Clayton Thomas-Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network)

Refreshment break

“Where Do We Go From Here? Organizing for Structural Change”
A workshop with:
*Clayton Thomas-Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network)

Sponsored and supported by: Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough; Fair Trade Trent; Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies; Kawartha World Issues Centre; New Canadians Centre Peterborough; OPIRG-Peterborough; Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter of the Council of Canadians; Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty; Sustainable Trent; Theatre Trent; Trent Central Student Association; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education; Trent Environmental Students Society; Trent University's Canadian Studies, Environmental and Resource Studies, Politics, Sociology, and Women's Studies Departments; Trent University's Champlain, Gzowski, Lady Eaton, and Otonabee College Cabinets; Trent University Graduate Student Association; and Trent University's Environmental Issues and Women's Issues Commissioners.

For more information, email whygreenisntenough (at), visit the conference website at or contact the Kawartha World Issues Centre: (705) 748-1680.


For more information:

Contact Name: Rachel Gurofsky
Phone: (705) 748-1680
E-mail: whygreenisntenough (at)

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