Media Advisory - Photo Opportunities - KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate
Justice Tour Comes to Halifax

HALIFAX, June 14 /CNW/ -

    
    WHO:   KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives in conjunction
           with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and the Council of
           Canadians presents KAIROS Southern and Indigenous partners
           speaking out about the connection between climate justice and the
           G20.

           This presentation is organized locally by the KAIROS Halifax
           cluster, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Youth Climate
           Coalition.

    WHAT:  Town hall meeting

    WHERE: St. Andrew's United Church Hall, 6036 Coburg Road, at the corner
           of Coburg Road and Edward Street

    WHEN:  Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

    WHY:   While Canada welcomes the world's most powerful leaders to the G-8
           and G20 summits in June, KAIROS and Canadians welcome Southern and
           Indigenous partners to share with us the real impacts of climate
           change on their daily lives and to discuss what a just solution to
           the climate crisis could look like.

           Those who are most affected by climate change have no place at the
           G20 decision-making table. This "Global Town Hall" is a chance for
           Canadians to come together in a dialogue of real substance to talk
           about real solutions.

           Participants will have an opportunity to hear from partners and
           local experts and engage in dialogue with them and each other as
           they search for effective solutions to the global injustice of
           climate change.
    

Partners participating in the Halifax stop of the tour are:

    
    Isaiah Kipyegon Toroitich, Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy
    (Climate and Economic Justice), Norwegian Church Aid in Kenya.

    Naty Atz Sunc, General Coordinator of CEIBA, the Association for
    Community Development and Promotion, Guatemala.
    

The local speaker is Billy Lewis, who will also start the event with a ceremonial Mi'kmaq welcome.

Full bios and event details are available on the KAIROS website at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/en/ecojustice/climate-change-the-g20/

Follow the tour blog at: http://kairoscanada.org/blogs/

SOURCE KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Adiat Junaid, Communications Program Coordinator, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, (416) 463 5312, ext. 223, 1 877 403 8933, ext. 223, ajunaid@kairoscanada.org, www.kairoscanada.org; Amber Church, Executive Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, (867) 335 4884, director@ourclimate.ca, www.ourclimate.ca; Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, (613) 233 4487, ext. 249, 1 800 387 7177, ext. 249, dpenner@canadians.org, www.canadians.org

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