[evoz] CASC events Oct 24 & 27 - People of the River

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC) and Central American Support Committee (CASC) and 1st Met. United Church present:

Karuara: People of the River (Peru)

Tuesday October 24th at 7 pm-9 pm First Metropolitan United Church: 932 Balmoral Rd (at Quadra) Room 200 upstairs


Mari Luz Canaquiri, indigenous Kukama leader from Peru’s Amazon, and president of the Kukama Women’s Federation.

Miguel Araoz, a Peruvian artist and film maker from the Andes mountains.

Stephanie Boyd, Canadian film maker who resides in Peru. See her article in current issue of New Internationalist: https://newint.org/features/2017/09/01/private-police

Miguel and Stephanie are supporting Mari Luz and the women’s federation in their struggle to defend the Amazon’s rivers from big oil and other mega development projects.

The speakers will present a book of stories about the origins of the rivers and the “karuara” — river spirits who live underneath the waters and protect the indigenous peoples and their environment.

In solidarity with Indigenous communities around the world they believe that the water sources are sacred. Indigenous communities are guardians of their rivers, lakes and streams in the spirit of conservation and protection.


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Café Simpatico

October 27. 1923 Fernwood Road.

Doors open at 7 pm Love Music at 7:30 pm Presentation at 8 pm

From The Thrift Store to the Tianguis: Unraveling the Fabric of the U.S.-Mexico Border wuth Melissa Guthier

Melissa Gauthier will speak about the international second-hand clothing trade and discuss how gifts of unwanted garments are commodified by charity collectors and commercial recyclers of worn clothing in the Global North and become a resource for developing local livelihoods in the Global South. She will share insights from her research into used clothing markets along the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to unravel the moral complexities of this trade characterised by increasing social and economic inequalities both within and between trading states. Melissa is a cultural anthropologist and a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Victoria.

Presented by the Victoria Central America Support Committee Refreshments served: Fair trade organic coffee for sale: admission by donation.

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