Detroit activist, community organizer, and force to be reckoned with Charity Hicks passed away yesterday. Some of you may remember her visit to Montreal back in November, when she gave an unforgettable and empowering talk for Under The Weather.
Rest in peace, Charity. Montreal will never forget you or your legacy.
Join us this THURSDAY, JULY 10TH for the next edition of UNDER THE WEATHER
This month’s lecture features journalist and community organizer Sakura Saunders of Protest Barrick
“Nothing better illustrates the heartless and mechanistic nature of our system than modern day gold mining.”
Sakura will give an overview of the gold mining industry, from environmental and human rights impacts to an overview of many communities resisting its abuses. She will also talk about the complicity of the Canadian government in collaboration with governments around the word, with a focus on the cracks in the system when this corruption has been exposed. Sakura will also explain what we can do to combat this unnecessary evil.
Come out this Thursday, July 10th to Cafe L’Artere, 7000, Avenue du Parc, bureau 102 at 7 PM sharp!
Can’t be there in person? As always, you can tune in LIVE to CKUT 90.3 FM or online at http://ckut.ca/c/ for live coverage of the presentation.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out or tuned in to Mel Bazil’s presentation for Under The Weather! The complete podcast will be uploaded onto iTunes real soon! In the meantime, check out these photos, taken by Louise!
This is a repost of a message from Ife at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Dear Friends, Comrades, and Family,
Our sister in spirit and struggle, Charity Hicks, is in critical condition in a New York hospital intensive care unit with head, chest and other injuries. While waiting for a bus to head to a panel on which she was scheduled to speak at the Left Forum, Charity was critically injured in a hit and run car accident. Her condition is stable but serious. Doctors, nurses and caregivers are working around the clock to make sure she receives the best care.
EMEAC will accept contributions for Charity's care and to support basicneeds of her family- caregiver:(1) Go to www.emeac.org(2) Click "MAKE A DONATION"(3) Name your donation and type "For Charity Hicks" under "Dedication orGift" in the designated box.You may mail donations to the office, but be sure to write "For CharityHicks" on the check or money order.EMEACC/o Charity Hicks4605 Cass Ave.Detroit, MI 48201
Charity inspired audiences, listeners, and community organizers alike during her visit to Montreal this past November, as a presenter for Under The Weather. We wish her a full recovery. EMEAC is accepting donations on her behalf to help cover expenses for food, transport for her partner to travel back and forth to the hospital, and for lost wages. We ask that you keep Charity in your thoughts and prayers and if possible, to make a donation.
CKUT, The McGill Sustainability Projects Fund, and Climate Justice Montreal present
The 6th edition of Under The Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice
Thursday, April 10th at 7 pm
Rutherford Physics Room 112 at McGill University (3600 Rue University)
featuring Joanna Petrasek MacDonald of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group
A Necessary Voice: Youth Engagement in Climate Change Policy, Research, and Action
She is currently completing her Master’s thesis at McGill on the impacts of climate change on the mental health and well-being of Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador and the connection between participatory video and youth resilience. Joanna’s interests in youth and climate change stem from a background in climate activism, including having attended both COP15 and COP16 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a Canadian Youth Delegate, as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Sierra Youth Coalition. Come hear about how Joanna has bridged the gap between activism and academia in youth-based climate justice organizing and research!
On Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm, join us in Bronfman room 151 at McGill for the 5th edition of Under The Weather! This month’s speaker is professor, journalist, and author Holly Dressel. She will be giving a talk on sustainable food systems!
If you can’t be there in person, be sure to tune in for a live broadcast of the talk on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at http://ckut.ca/c/ at 7 PM during Grey Matters.
Hope you all had a nice holiday and are staying warm! Be sure to come to the fourth edition of Under The Weather, featuring Dr. Timothy Merlis of the McGill department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Timothy Merlis´s research focuses on modelling climate sensitivity, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric circulation. Come on out to hear about climate modelling and the challenges of researching climate change, what kinds of predictions these models can make, and how climate research can be tied in to policy-making.
The talk will be held in Leacock 219 on McGill University´s downtown campus at 7 pm sharp on Thursday, January 9th!
If you can´t make it in person, TUNE IN for a live remote broadcast on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at http://ckut.ca/c/