Media Advisory - Photo Opportunities - KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate
Justice Tour Comes to Victoria, BC

VICTORIA, BC, 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

            This presentation is organized locally by KAIROS Victoria,
            Pacific People's Partnership, and the Victoria Wilderness

    WHAT:   Town hall discussion and photo exhibit

    WHERE:  St. John the Divine Church Hall, 1611 Quadra St., Victoria

    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.

The partner participating in the Victoria stop of the tour is:

Francois Pihaatae, Ecumenical Animator on Climate Change for the Pacific Conference of Churches, Tahiti.

Local speakers are Tria Donaldson (Wilderness Committee and Canadian Youth Climate Coalition), Harjap Grewal (BC-Yukon Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians), and Dr. Stephen Tyler (Climate Change Adaptation Policy Advisor and President of Adaptive Resource Management Ltd.).

Victoria is also hosting a photo exhibit from the Portraits of Resilience project. These photos were taken by children living in the global North who are working to combat and adapt to climate change.

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

Follow the tour blog at:

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,,; Amber Church, Executive Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, (867) 335-4884,,; Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, (613) 233-4487, ext. 249, 1-800-387-7177, ext. 249,,

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