A coffee house, featuring The Urban Island, presented by BLACT Media, will take place September 17 at TD Learning Centre, Cass Science Hall, UPEI, from 7 to 10 pm. This is one of a series of events taking place on the UPEI campus and at the PEI Farm Centre on September 17 and 18. Building a Just and Sustainable Future has been organized by Trade Justice PEI, a coalition of 20 groups and individuals who are concerned about Canada’s current international trade agenda and who believe that it’s time for trade that is more democratic and environmentally sustainable, more supportive of a transition to a carbon neutral economy in which workers receive their fair share of the benefits, and is more respectful of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Also in the line-up for the evening are three short films about resistance and the struggle for a just and sustainable future (The Pipe Dreams Project, Frontera Invisible and Saving Rosia Montana) that tell the stories of young activists opposing pipelines in Canada, a Romanian community opposing a mining project that threatens their homes and the environment, and peasant farmers and Indigenous people resisting corporations intent on displacing them to produce palm oil for green fuel.
All are invited to this free event. Donations are welcome.