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Presenters

08/03/15

Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof, 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books, 2006), and l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya, 2011). She teaches in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, edits poetry features for the online academic journal Postmodern Culture, and is at work on ______ Mt. [blank mount], a project that writes through Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” in the context of past futures and future histories of ecological catastrophe.

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08/03/15

Samuel Stime recently finished his graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of British Columbia. During the last couple of years while a student, he has been working with the collective of students from SFU and UBC on the campaign to close the extractive industries institute hosted at the universities.

19/03/15

Ana Elia Ramon Hidalgo is a creative facilitator focused on collaborative approaches to social and environmental justice issues. Her most recent facilitations have included: Facilitating the annual strategic planning retreat for the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative; and leading a strength-based facilitation workshop at the Forests and Communities in Transition Lab in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC.

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08/03/15

Bonny Glambeck is a former tree planter, peace activist and kayak guide who has worked for the protection of Clayoquot Sound since her first arrest in Sulphur Pass in 1988. She was one of the principal organizers of the Clayoquot Summer 1993 mass protests.

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08/03/15

Lana Goldberg is an environmental justice and Indigenous solidarity activist in Toronto.  She has been organizing to help stop tar sands expansion by resisting Line 9, the local tar sands pipeline running through southern Ontario.  She works with the Toronto No Line 9 Coalition and with Rising Tide Toronto, a direct action group that organized a number of blockades at Line 9 construction sites.

 

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04/03/15

Patrick Ochieng is a Kenya-based Scholar-Activist who has studied land and agrarian studies from the University of Western Cape. Ochieng is the Founding Director of Ujamaa Center, a social justice non-governmental organization that has provided invaluable contributions in Kenya to building social movements concerned with steering the world to greater equity, social and environmental justice and broader peoples participation in public affairs.

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26/02/15

Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis. He is chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University, in the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including TruthOut, Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateAndCapitalism, ClimateStoryTellers, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Socialist Worker, and ZNet.

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20/01/15

Latin America Program Coordinator of Mining Watch Canada, Jennifer Moore works on the Guatemala/Goldcorp campaign and on supporting communities, organizations, and networks struggling with mining issues throughout Latin America. Jennifer is a freelance print and broadcast journalist with twelve years experience in social justice journalism, a third of which she has gained while living and working in Ecuador.

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20/01/15

Caleb is the focal point of a new documentary called Fractured Land by filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis, which explores the ever-deteriorating symbiosis between humanity and the land that we are privileged to inhabit.

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20/01/15

Sun Dance Chief Rueben George of the Tsleil-­Waututh Nation and director of community development, is an Indigenous community organizer and spiritual leader. He is a Sun Dance Chief  and the grandson of Chief Dan George, the Oscar nominated and universally respected First Nations spiritual leader. Rueben started his career by founding and creating Dukes Youth Healing Centre 19 years ago. Rueben learned very quickly that the foundation for his success in his work would be his culture and spirituality.

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