Canada's Toxic Legacy / El Legado Tóxico Canadiense

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Canada's Toxic Legacy: Pan American Silver and Mining Billionaire Ross Beaty in Latin America

Tuesday May 11

4 pm PST / 6 pm CST / 7pm EST

Join us for a virtual forum on Tuesday May 11 to hear from frontline communities and organizations in Latin America who have lived or observed the arrogant disregard of peoples’ rights, lasting environmental disasters, and forced displacement to make way for mining projects backed by Ross Beaty, Vancouver-based Pan American Silver’s founder and outgoing chairman.

With participation from: With participation from: Cooperacción, Peru; Peaceful Resistance to Mining in Chubut, Argentina; Xinka Parliament of Guatemala; La Colorada, Zacatecas, Mexico; Carrizalillo, Guerrero, México; Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA); Shuar Arutam People (PSHA), Ecuador; Community member from Aurizona, Brazil.

Ross Beaty will retire as chairman of the board of Pan American Silver - a company that he founded in 1994 - at the company’s Annual General Meeting the day after our event. Beaty is considered Canadian mining-industry royalty, given the millions of dollars he has raised for himself and shareholders. He has also constructed a public image as an environmentalist, philanthropist and leader in corporate social responsibility. None of these portrayals are true to the legacy of community harm and environmental destruction that Beaty’s investments have wrought in Latin America.

The webinar will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation available on Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link!

Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download

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El legado tóxico de Canadá: Pan American Silver y el multimillonario minero Ross Beaty en América Latina

Martes, 11 de mayo

5pm Guatemala | 6 pm México, Perú, Ecuador | 8 pm Argentina y Brasil

Acompáñenos este 11 de mayo para escuchar a comunidades y organizaciones de América Latina que han vivido u observado la manera en que el fundador y presidente de la junta directiva de Pan American Silver, Ross Beaty, ha despreciado de manera arrogante los derechos de los pueblos, causado desastres medioambientales permanentes y generado desplazamientos forzados.

CON LA PARTICIPACIÓN DE: Cooperacción, Perú; La resistencia pacífica a la minería en Chubut, Argentina; Parlamento Xinka de Guatemala; La comunidad de La Colorada, Zacatecas, México; Ejido de Carrizalillo, Guerrero, México; Red Mexicana de Afectada/os por la Minería (REMA); Pueblo Shuar Arutam (PSHA), Ecuador; La comunidad de Aurizona, Brasil

Ross Beaty se retirará como presidente de la junta directiva de Pan American Silver, empresa que fundó en 1994, un día después de nuestro foro durante la Asamblea General Anual. A Beaty se le conoce en los círculos empresariales por los millones de dólares que ha recaudado para él y para los accionistas de sus empresas. También ha construido una imagen pública de ecologista, filántropo y líder en responsabilidad social corporativa. Ninguna de estas descripciones representa el verdadero legado de daño a las comunidades y destrucción al medio ambiente que sus inversiones han provocado a lo largo de toda América Latina.

El seminario virtual será en español con interpretación simultánea al inglés a través del Zoom. Favor de registrarse para recibir el enlace de Zoom!

Bajar Zoom aquí: https://zoom.us/download

With support from / Con el apoyo de:

Allard Centre for Law and the Environment – University of British Columbia, B.C. Casa/Cafe Justicia - Vancouver, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique Latine (CDHAL) - Montreal, Common Frontiers, Earthworks, EJAtlas, Guatemala Scholar Activists - University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Policy Studies - Global Economy Project, Inter Pares, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, Mining Justice Action Committee - Victoria, Mining Justice Alliance - Vancouver, UBC Students for Mining Justice - Vancouver, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network - Toronto, MIGRANTE B.C., MiningWatch Canada, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), Our Time Vancouver, Project Accompagnement Québec-Guatemala (PAQG), Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Social Justice Fund, Rights Action, United Steelworkers, Victoria Central America Support Committee, Victoria Friends of Cuba

Please Contact Ellen Moore with questions / Favor de Contactarse con Ellen Moore con preguntas: emoore@earthworks.org

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