Lessons from Latin America on Popular Resistance to Fracking
May 18th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Please join Back to Democracy for a conversation with Tim Shenk, Coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at the Center for Transformative Action, on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at the Trumansburg Fire Hall on Route 96/Main St. Click here for a map.
Sustained protest and community unity have led rural communities across Latin America to victories against extractive industries that threaten their natural resources and way of life. As the prospect of industrial-scale fracking in NY poses significant threats to human and environmental health, as well as local economies, concerned citizens will have the opportunity at this event to get some tips from effective popular movements south of the border, such as how to recognize patterns in industry strategy and adopt creative methods of community response. CUSLAR Coordinator Tim Shenk will share his experiences in opposing mining projects with "Justicia Global," an organization based in the Dominican Republic, and will highlight case studies from around the region.
Event type: Local Events