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MJAC Benefit Performance: The Trois-Rivières Tales

Event Picture: Trois Rivieres Tales


Friday, January 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

Special performance fundraiser at Cafe Simpatico: The Trois-Rivières Tales

On January 31 Cafe Simpatico features performance artist social activist Nedjo Rogers in a one of a kind performance piece: the Trois-Rivières Tales!

Join the wild ride as Nedjo leads you on a cross-Canada road trip story telling contest. Modelled (loosely!) on the Canterbury Tales, this rollicking mock epic features drunken car thieves, Greek gods, an ode to Saskatchewan, and prophetic activist visions--all in rhyming couplets.

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Presentation: A Voice for Justice


Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

Presentation: "A Voice for Justice"
Jose Bantolo, Bishop of Masbate, Philippines
When: Thurs. Oct. 3, 2013      7:00 pm
Where: University of Victoria David Turpin Bldg. Room A102

(Parking lot 4)

Bishop Bantolo will speak about the impact of mining practices on the
lives of the people of the Philippines.

Sponsored by:
Development and Peace
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria
UVic Catholic Students Association

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Film: Defensora


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

Mining Justice Action Committee and UVic Social Justice Studies present

Defensora….a film and panel on Wednesday October 30th at 7pm
UVic David Strong Bld. in room C103

Guest Speakers:
Rachel Schmidt the film-maker and Grahame Russell from Rights Action.

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Gold Fever


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

Gold Fever was awarded the 2013 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix by the Montreal First Peoples Festival.

Two showings at 7pm & 9:15pm at UVIC: Cinecenta Victoria. There will be a Q and A (discussion) following each showing.

Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village. Caught in the cross-hairs of a global frenzy for gold, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands in the face of grave consequences.

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Blood Money at UVic? Film, Panel, and Discussion on Goldcorp

Still from the Business of Gold film trailer


Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: B150 Bob Wright Centre, UVic
Lekwungen and WSANEC Territories

In February, UVic’s School of Business accepted $500,000 from Goldcorp. Goldcorp is alleged to be a serious abuser of human and indigenous rights. Join us May 16 to build a campaign to change UVic’s donations and investment policies.

Film: "The Business of Gold" in Guatemala (50 minutes) documents the resistance of the Mayan-Mam people of San Miguel Ixtahuacan against Canadian mining company Goldcorp Inc.

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The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico


Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria

Featured Guest Speaker: Alejandra Ancheita is a well known human rights lawyer in Mexico with extensive experience representing human rights issues before national and international tribunals. She is currently the executive director of the Project of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ProDESC), a human rights organization based in Mexico City.

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