TORONTO, June 10 /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
WHAT: Town Hall meetings, panel discussions and public events
WHERE: St. John's, Halifax, Fredericton, Toronto, Yellowknife, Regina,
WHEN: June 14, 2010 to June 19, 2010 (See KAIROS website for local
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 tour are:
Francois Pihaatae Ecumenical Animator on Climate Change for the Pacific
Conference of Churches, Tahiti
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.
Fred Sangris member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kairoscanada.org; Amber Church, Executive Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, (867) 335 4884, email@example.com, www.ourclimate.ca; Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, (613) 233 4487, ext. 249, 1 800 387 7177, ext. 249, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.canadians.org