Gold mining is perhaps the world’s most toxic industry. Mine projects around the world pollute precious water resources, destroy sacred indigenous sites, and devastate communities. These mines permanently scar landscapes, contaminate the air, and harm public health. Meet two front line women saving their communities from dirty gold mining.
Please join us in the offices of CIEL at 1350 Connecticut Ave NW on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30am for a breakfast reception honoring these two brave mining activists from Peru and British Columbia.
About the activists:
Former Chief Marilyn Baptiste is the elected leader from one of the communities of the Tsilhqot’in Nation in British Columbia. Her outstanding leadership has led the BC government to cancel the proposed Prosperity Mine. She is a winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize.
Mirtha Vasquez is an attorney for indigenous activist and farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and director of Peruvian community organization Grufides. Mirtha's community of Cajamarca, Peru, has thus far successfully resisted US-based Newmont Mining's proposed Conga mine, protesting both its enormous environmental impacts and Newmont’s hostile relationship with the community.
For more information contact Aaron at email@example.com
This event is cohosted by Earthworks and Global Greengrants.
Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.
Global Greengrants believes local people know best how to address the environmental issues impacting their own lives. They support communities to protect, restore, and transform their environments for a sustainable future. Since 1993, they have made more than $45 million in grants to local groups in 163 countries.
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Earthworks is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.