Colombian environmental defenders to visit Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Nanaimo

Published by Brent Patterson on

Julia Figueroa and Andrea Nocove from the Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP) and Ivan Madero from the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) will be visiting Canada this November.

On the eve of fracking starting in Colombia, they will highlight their concerns about extractivism, climate breakdown, water pollution and violations of Indigenous rights.

Their public forums include:

OTTAWA – Monday November 4, 6:30 pm, Amnesty International building, 312 Laurier Avenue East

VANCOUVER – Wednesday November 6, 7 pm, SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street

NANAIMO – Friday November 8, 2 pm, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street

Along with these three public forums, Julia, Andrea and Ivan will be meeting with civil society allies in Toronto, government officials in Ottawa, as well as students, lawyers and activists at information/strategy meetings across the country.

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanies both CCALCP and CREDHOS given the security risks they face due to their work.

For more on what’s happening in Colombia, please see our articles Regulations for fracking in Colombia to be ready this year, fracking to begin in 2020 and Indigenous communities in Colombia want to protect the Amazon rainforest from fracking.

This tour is being organized by Peace Brigades International-Canada in partnership with Amnesty International Canada, MiningWatch Canada and local allies.

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To donate to help cover the costs of the tour, please click here.

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