Media Advisory - Photo Opportunities - KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate
Justice Tour Comes to St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, June 11 /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 Oxfam Canada and the
              Lantern Social Justice Committee.

    WHAT:     Town hall meeting and discussion

    WHERE:    The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John's

    WHEN:     Monday, June 14, 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 St. John's 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 Ken Kavanagh from the Council of Canadians.

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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