El Salvador is caught up in a monumental battle to protect water and community wellbeing from industrial mining projects, as it seriously considers becoming the first country in the world to ban large-scale metals mining. Hear Sandra Carolina Ascencio of El Salvadoran National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining (the Mesa) speak about the dangers of gold mining in El Salvador, the ways Salvadorans have organized to confront these projects, and how multinational mining companies are trying to punish the Salvadoran government in international trade tribunals for responding to its citizens’ outcry.
When: Thurs, March 28 at 7:00pm.
Where: Wilmot United Church parlour, Carleton & King St., Fredericton
Co-hosts: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, Council of Canadians Fredericton Chapter and the UNB Dept. of Culture & Language Studies.