Event will be livestreamed at: http://twitcam.livestream.com/user/sotrueradio
Global Justice Ecology Project is proud to team up with KPFK Radio for a Teach-In on the environment focusing on Tar Sands, the Keystone XL Pipeline, climate change, GMO trees and deforestation, their impact on local communities North and South, and how indigenous and other communities are fighting back. And, the inter-relationship of economic, racial, social and ecological justice.
KPFK will welcome to Southern California Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network; the Global Justice Ecology Project’s Executive Director Anne Peterman and movement photographer Orin Langelle.
There will be music and a presentation of photos from Chiapas, Mexico. All are welcome.
Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada, is an activist for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. With his roots in the inner city of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, Clayton began his work as a community organizer. Now based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement for energy and climate justice. He serves on the boards ofGlobal Justice Ecology Project, Canadian based Raven Trust and Navajo Nation based, Black Mesa Water Coalition. Recognized by Utne Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 activists in the United States and as a “Climate Hero 2009” by Yes Magazine, Clayton is the Tar Sands Campaign Director for theIndigenous Environmental Network. He works with grassroots indigenous communities to defend against the largest and most destructive industrial project in the history of mankind.
Orin Langelle is the Board Chair of Global Justice Ecology Project and a concerned photojournalist, whose photography spans four decades. Beginning in 1991, Langelle has worked in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples from Canada to Chile. He has supported efforts to protect Indigneous Peoples’ forests and ancestral lands from logging and industrial development through strategic campaigns, photojournalism, media outreach and direct action. Langelle has also led successful campaigns in defense of forests on public lands in the US. He interned at the International Center of Photography with Cornell Capa, brother to famed war photographer and Magnum Photo Agency co-founder Robert Capa. His concerned photography began in 1972 and his award-winning photos have appeared on book and magazine covers, in major newspapers and in exhibitions from San Francisco to Copenhagen.
Anne Petermann is the Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project, and the Coordinator of the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees. She is also the North American Focal Point for the Global Forest Coalition. An activist since 1989, she has presented at UN and other international fora around the world on issues relating to forest protection, indigenous peoples rights, climate justice, and is a global expert on the social and ecological dangers of genetically engineered trees. In 2000, she won the Wild Nature Award for Environmental Activist of the Year.