Peter Munk, Barrick Gold, and the U of T: 2 events!

At Barrick’s annual general meeting this year, Barrick Gold is set to add David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto, to their board of directors. Naylor was president of UofT during the signing of the controversial and secretive “Munk Contract” which established the Munk School of Global Affairs. Find out how the Munk School has been used to meet Peter Munk’s foreign policy objectives so far. Learn the inside story about how this contract was approved. And engage in a broad discussion (participation encouraged) about what this means for students at the University and the public at large.


FIRST EVENT
WHEN: Thursday, April 24 6:30pm 
WHERE: 252 Bloor St., OISE, room 5150
WHAT: Discussion and storytelling: Munk, Barrick, and the UofT

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408236616116178/
*this is an accessible venue

This event will feature Sardar Saadi, recent U of T graduate and organizer of Iran in Review, who will speak about the Munk School’s problematic conference on Iran.


SECOND EVENT
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29 6:30pm
WHERE: Harvest Noon 16 Bancroft Ave (upstairs)
WHAT: DINNER TALK Story-telling and art making: Munk OUT of UofT • Naylor OUT of Barrick Gold!

FB LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/295274810631665/

Cost: FREE to attend; reserve an optional $5 locally sourced vegan dinner by signing up here (we’re having savoury baked apple stuffed with lentils, veggies and flavour, along with green salad, freshly baked bread and hummus).
RSVP for dinner here: http://bit.ly/1f27229
DEADLINE to reserve dinner is Tuesday April 29th at 9am.Facilitator Bio: Sakura Saunders has researched Barrick and worked directly with Barrick-impacted communities around the world for over 7 years. With a background in journalism, she is the co-founder and editor of protestbarrick.net, a portal to news articles, backgrounders, and testimonies about Barrick Gold. She is active in the Munk OUT of UofT campaign that started with Peter Munk’s controversial and secretive contract with the university that was exposed in 2010.For More Information About Munk OUT of UofT please visit: https://munkoutofuoft.wordpress.com/This event is part of Mining Injustice Solidarity Network’s (MISN) April Spring Into Action. For more upcoming events, check out: http://mininginjusticesn.wordpress.com/

*this is unfortunately not a wheelchair accessible venue
 

APRIL 30: Confront Barrick Gold!!!




WHERE: 255 Front St,
WHEN: 11am, Wed. April 30
FB EVENT: here

Barrick destroys communities around the world in their pathological quest for a metal that we no longer need to mine. Join us as we stand in solidarity with communities directly impacted by this gold mining giant!

This annual general meeting is taking place while:

• Barrick is facing a court case in the British High Court seeking damages for the death and injury of local villagers in Tanzania.
• Communities in Papua New Guinea are making urgent calls for resettlement away from the mine site and community members are compensation for killings and sexual assault.
• Communities in the Dominican Republic are also seeking urgent relocation away from the contaminated mine site, and to be compensated for their economic losses from dead cattle and contaminated produce.
• Indigenous Diaguita communities in Chile are fighting to stop the Pascua Lama project, which does not have their consent and has been poisoning their scarce water resources.
• Communities on Marinduque Island in the Philippines are seeking damages from a mine tailings disaster, considered the worst mining disaster in the Philippines.
• Barrick is being sued for fraud by their own shareholders because they lied about meeting environmental regulations in Chile and the cost and time estimates for their Pascua Lama project.


***Musical Performances by Amai Kuda, Test Their Logik, and more! ***

Please come out and support the communities negatively affected by Barrick. Through grassroots solidarity, we can ensure that their perspectives and needs are heard loud and clear in Toronto!

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