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Public Conference: “Climate justice, fossil industries and corporate impunity” and Film presented by Madonna Thunder Hawk “Warrior Women”

Global Campaign

 

THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER

PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Climate justice, fossil and mining industries and corporate impunity

 

7.30 pm, Université de Genève, UNI-MAIL, SALLE MR280 (Boulevard du Pont d’Arve, 40, Tramway 15, Stop UNI-MAIL)

 

The climate crisis is the result of a broken system that has failed nature and human beings in the interest of amassing greater economic power in the hands of a few. That system has allowed fossil fuel and mining transnational corporations, among others, to commit outrageous abuses against nature, human beings, and our own present and future on this planet. Today, the effects of climate change take the lives and livelihoods of millions of people through droughts, floods, rising seas, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. While people around the globe raise their voices to keep fossil fuels in the ground, transnational corporations, elites, and governments dismiss those voices by building megadams and pipelines, extracting fossil fuels, destroying forests and natural ecosystems, grabbing lands, and violating human rights. A hundred fossil fuels corporations are responsible for almost 70% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide increase, and 20 corporations account for almost a quarter of global temperature increase between 1854 and 2010. Their impunity is leading us to death, and it must stop.  We cannot live in a world where global temperatures have increased 2 degrees. It’s clear: our world cannot continue like this. Join us in hearing from front line communities fighting climate change, corporate impunity, unjust trade agreements — and for climate justice and system change.

 

Speakers :

 

  • Welcome by Swiss local organisations
  • Prasant Praikay (POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti, India)
  • Vandria García Correa (member of the Amazonian Borari People, Brazil)
  • William Lucitante (Unión de Afectados/as por Chevron Texaco en Ecuador)
  • Rachmi Hertanti (Indonesia for Global Justice)
  • Edgar Mojica (CUT – Colombia)
  • Erika Mendes (Justiça Ambiental ! / Friends of the Earth Mozambique) 
  • Madonna Thunder Hawk, presenting the Film “Warrior Women” (by Christina D. King, & Elizabeth A. Castle, LARDUX FILMS in association with CSIA-NITASSINAN)

Moderation : Shayda Naficy / Nathalie Rengifo (Corporate Accountability International)

 

Interpretation provided in English, Spanish and French

 

WARRIOR WOMEN (2018 – 64 min – documentaire – USA – couleur – VOSTF)

“Warrior Women” is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s.  The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.

More information: https://www.warriorwomenfilm.com/

 

FILM THAT WILL BE PRESENTED ON THE EVENING OF 17TH OCTOBER

 

 

 

 

Also available in: Spanish French