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Community Justice Over Pipelines: Panel Discussion with Mining Watch Canada

August 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest Panelists:
Princess Edogiawerie: Teacher, Writer, Activist
Yohanna Mehary: Climate Justice TO, Activist & Advocate for Racial Justice
Katherine Minich: Inuit Water Defender, Dept. of Public Policy, X University
Caroline John: Activist & Community Organizer, X University

Join Mining Watch Canada and Water Allies for a panel discussion of Imbolo Imbue’s novel, “How Beautiful We Were“. The novel is grounded in the fictional African town of Kosawa, and details the community’s various experiences with environmental degradation after an oil spill by a U.S. company. Looking at the effects of corporate greed, Imbue centres community and resistance when exploring the long-term effects of extractivism on lands, waters and society. In conversation with the book’s themes, the panel discussion aims to connect How Beautiful We Were to the struggle against pipelines in so-called Canada, and to examine our current global reality of environmental violence, imperialism, extractivism and colonial legacies.

Attendees who register for the event will receive a complimentary PDF copy of Imbolo Imbue’s “How Beautiful We Were” to read prior to the event. Please be aware that you do not need to read the entire book to enjoy the event.


August 4, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm