February 14th – Beloved Community film screening and discussion

Join us in London for a free film about life around Sarnia-Lambton’s “Chemical Valley.” Community members and researchers will also be present to share their experiences, and to answer questions.

Monday, February 14th, at 7pm
In the University Community Centre Council Chambers – UCC 315
London, Ontario

The film Beloved Community looks at a Great Lakes oil town facing a toxic legacy head-on. The centre of Canada’s petrochemical industry, the bills for Sarnia’s economic wealth are well past due – with compromised environmental and community health. These industries were built around the Aamjiwnaang native reserve, and the employees in the plants are among the most impacted locals.

Confirmed panelists –
* Wilson Plain – Past Chair, Aamjiwnaang Health & Environment Committee
* Zak Nicholls – S.H.A.M.E. and the Responsible Community Network for South End Sarnia
* Shawn E. Johnston – First Nations Student Association
* Kathy Jo Berry – Responsible Community Network for South End Sarnia
* Sarah Wiebe – PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Ottawa

This event will be an opportunity to learn about emerging campaigns and research that will have ripple effects in London — downwind from Chemical Valley. (See this article for more information – http://tinyurl.com/62ufbog)

Please bring a mug. Coffee will be available.

The film trailer is available on this web site –
http://newsreel.org/video/THE-BELOVED-COMMUNITY

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