The SJC June Update

As we quickly approach summer, exciting things are happening at the Social Justice Committee in Montreal.

Photo credit: James Rodriguez and Paul Lemieux

First of all, we are proud to have one of our photo exhibits, Gold, Dust and Power: Indigenous Activism and Canadian Mining in Guatemala, featured at this year’s Montreal Peace Festival.  The festival runs from June 17 to 19, and focuses on peace and responsible trade.  The photos were taken by James Rodriguez and Paul Lemieux.

Additionally, if you happen to be in Montreal this summer, we will be offering a training session for aspiring presenters of our popular workshop, Who Owes Whom? on the history of the global debt crisis. The training will give participants the opportunity to learn more about the issue of Third World debt, and to improve their presentation skills. Instruction will be provided both in French and English.

A general information meeting for interested presenters will be held  at the Social Justice Committee (1857 de Maisonnueve O.) on Tuesday, June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Eric Lamoureux , History Professor at Vanier College and member of the SJC Board of Directors, will lead the training sessions.

Feel free to call us for more details at (514) 933-9767 or click here to visit our official website.

Last but not least, from June 29 to July 16, delegates from the SJC will headed to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to meet with groups focusing on Canadian mining, democracy and food sovereignty.  We’re looking forward to bringing you updates on this blog and on our Facebook page from our highly anticipated trip.  Feel free to contact us before or during our trip with comments, words of advice, or things you think we should check out – simply by leaving a comment on our blogs.

If you’d like to keep informed of what our organization is up to and ways you can get involved, subscribe to our e-bulletin here, or leave a comment.

Until next time!


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