I just finished designing a couple posters for the Rainforest Action Network, advertising their upcoming rally at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) shareholders meeting. The rally will be at 2pm on March 3rd at the Metro Convention Center in Toronto.
The text on the poster reads:
On March 3rd, the Royal Bank of Canada will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders’ at the Toronto Metro Convention Center.
Expansion of the tar sands is trampling the rights of Indigenous peoples, destroying globally significant ecosystems and significantly increasing Canada’s carbon emissions.
Representatives from several First Nations impacted by tar sands expansion will attend the meeting to demand that RBC recognize the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent for Indigenous communities and suspend its financial support for tar sands expansion.
Join us for a morning of creative, non-violent direct action culminating in a rally outside the Metro Center at 2 pm to show solidarity with First Nations representatives.
More information on Rainforest Action Network’s campaign and how to get involved HERE
These are three posters that I designed recently for the Global Day of Action Against Open Pit Mining.
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Today’s Picture of the Day is a poster that i just finished designing for the upcoming “The Question of Sustainability” Conference examinign the Canadian mining industry.
“The Question of Sustainability: An Examination of the Canadian Mining Industry” will be a one day conference on Sunday, April 26 focusing on the Canadian mining industry in the context of economic, ecological, and cultural sustainability.
It will feature speakers from Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Chile, the Congo and Peru, as well as many First Nations speakers and academics from Canada.”The Question of Sustainability” is a conference dedicated to examining the Canadian mining industry through the lens of sustainability within ecosystems, culture, and economics.
This conference brings together indigenous people from the global south and the global north, and serves to address some of the complex social, political and environmental issues that relate to the imposition of extractive industries on traditional cultures.
Major issues include water use and contamination, human rights violations by Canadian companies operating abroad, the question of corporate social responsibility, and the autonomy and preservation of traditional cultures.
Moderated by Judy Rebick
$10 (slide scale) to cover cost of meals; free for students. Donations welcome.
venue: Earth Sciences 1050 at the University of Toronto, and 3 breakout rooms in the same building. The auditorium can serve as a fourth breakout room and the hallway (with seats) a fifth if necessary.
Hosts: Science for Peace, Students Against Climate Change / Toronto Mining Support Group, Aboriginal Students Association of York University
Endorsed by Amnesty International