65+ people registered for March 11 webinar with Educa Oaxaca and the Sierra Madre Alliance
More than 65 people have now registered for a webinar this coming Thursday March 11 at 3:30 pm EST that will feature Isela Gonzalez of the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) and Neftali Reyes of Educa Oaxaca.
Ailish Morgan-Welden, a PBI-Canada Board member and the National Action Coordinator for Amnesty International-Canada, will be the moderator for this webinar.
Tara Scurr, the Business and Human Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International-Canada, will also be offering an update on Amnesty’s work in Mexico.
To join this webinar, please click here.
The Guardian has reported: “Isela has been threatened more times than she can remember by university-educated men in suits, whose business interests – in logging, mining, agriculture and narcotics – are challenged by her work as director of Alianza Sierra Madre to protect indigenous land rights in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre.”
Neftali is with Educa Oaxaca an organization that accompanies Indigenous communities that have been impacted by the Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. owned mine in San Jose del Progreso in the southwestern state of Oaxaca.
The webinar will focus on the experience of Indigenous communities with Canadian mining companies in Mexico, the need to uphold the right to free, prior and informed consent, and what we can do in Canada to support these struggles.
To register for this webinar, please click here.
Ailish Morgan-Welden, Tara Scurr