Archive for August 2016

Work stations for rent in the KAIROS Toronto office

August 30, 2016

KAIROS has three large and one slightly smaller, bright work stations available for rent in the Toronto office (Dupont and Spadina).  $500/month for the large ones and $400 for the smaller one includes wifi, use of the photocopier, access to…

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Meeting at the intersection, discussing with Jennifer Henry on the World Social Forum

August 22, 2016

Jennifer Henry is Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She participated as a panelist in the workshop “Laudato Si‘, a Call for Change” co-organized by CIDSE, Development and Peace and Franciscans International. On that occasion she reflected on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

The spirit of Berta Cáceres: The power and playful defiance of Indigenous women at the World Social Forum

August 18, 2016

“Berta Caceres had three qualities that made her such a powerful advocate and activist for her people and for the environment. She was Indigenous, a woman and a feminist.” Honduran journalist, Felix Molina was speaking at a vigil for his…

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Carbon trading threatens Indigenous peoples

August 17, 2016

The federal government admits that Canada is not on track to meet its official targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Environment Canada says the gap between actual emissions and the goal of trimming emissions to 30 percent below…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Op Eds & Rabble

Gendered Impacts of Extractivism and Alternatives: A Convergence of Ideas

August 16, 2016

On August 11 at the World Social Forum, KAIROS and Mining Watch Canada drew a diverse and passionate group from across Canada, South America and Africa to their panel ‘North-South Dialogue on Extractivism, Resistance and Alternatives’. Jamie Kneen (MiningWatch) along…

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Reflection on the Spanish version of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, at the World Social Forum

August 12, 2016

“Participants (of the Spanish version of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise at the World Social Forum in Montreal) very quickly make connections between the history of colonization in Canada and the history of colonization in Latin America.” Alfredo Barahona, Indigenous, Migrant &…

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VIDEO: Alma Brooks, Maliseet grandmother, speaks on the gendered impacts of resource extraction

August 12, 2016

“What befalls the earth, befalls the women of the earth. When the land and water are ravished and poisoned and destroyed, the women are deeply affected. As Indigenous women, the connection to our homeland is not only physical, it is…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights

Those at the heart of the resistant movement: Report from the Indigenous women, territory and mining workshop

August 11, 2016

On August 10 at the World Social Forum, KAIROS joined a panel facilitated by Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ) to speak about the struggles that Indigenous women face in defending their land and resources from corporate extraction. Indigenous leaders…

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KAIROS at the opening march of the World Social Forum 2016

August 10, 2016

Late in the afternoon on August 9, tens of thousands of activists from Canada and  abroad met at the edge of Parc La Fontaine, waving banners of all colours, excited to begin the opening march for the World Social Forum…

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KAIROS response to Government of Canada decision to issue permits for Site C dam project

August 5, 2016

KAIROS joins Indigenous partners in expressing dismay over the federal government’s decision to issue permits for the construction of the Site C dam in British Columbia without the free, prior and informed consent of the peoples whose ancestral lands will…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Spanish KAIROS Blanket Exercise connects colonial dots

August 4, 2016

Despite the parallels between the history of colonization in North, Central and South America, if you ask Latin American expats what they know about Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indian Residential Schools, most will answer “not much.” In an…

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KAIROS statement into the inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women

August 4, 2016

The Government of Canada officially launched the long-awaited National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on August 3, 2016 “to identify and examine the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls.” KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer…

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Patchwork of colonization: Blanket Exercise explains colonization effectively

August 4, 2016

About 200 people took part in the Blanket Exercise at the Manitoba Legislative Building in early June.   On a Saturday in early June, about 200 people gathered in front of the steps of the Legislative Building to participate in…

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Voices for North-South Solidarity at the World Social Forum

August 4, 2016

The 2016 World Social Forum is quickly approaching. Speakers are planning their arrival and the schedule is being finalized. KAIROS is excited to have a team of knowledgeable panelists to speak on their diverse experiences with social and ecological justice….

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MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS spotlights Indigenous women, migrant rights and climate justice at World Social Forum

August 1, 2016

Ottawa, ON –KAIROS Canada and its partners will help spotlight Indigenous women, migrant rights, and climate justice at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal during panel discussions and activities, August 10 to 12. The WSF (August 9 to 14)…

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