MEDIA ADVISORY – KAIROS Cross-Canada G20 Climate Justice Tour Comes to Halifax

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Attention:     Environment, Foreign Affairs, Business, and Religion Editors

Halifax, NS /   For Immediate Release                         Monday, June 14, 2010

WHO:           KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives in conjunction with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and the Council of Canadians presents KAIROS Southern and Indigenous partners speaking out about the connection between climate justice and the G20.

This presentation is organized locally by the KAIROS Halifax cluster, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.

WHAT:          Town hall meeting

WHERE:        St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 6036 Coburg Road, at the corner of Coburg Road and Edward Street

WHEN:                   Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

WHY:            While Canada welcomes the world’s most powerful leaders to the G-8 and G20 summits in June, KAIROS and Canadians welcome Southern and Indigenous partners to share with us the real impacts of climate change on their daily lives and to discuss what a just solution to the climate crisis could look like.

Those who are most affected by climate change have no place at the G20 decision-making table. This “Global Town Hall” is a chance for Canadians to come together in a dialogue of real substance to talk about real solutions.

Participants will have an opportunity to hear from partners and local experts and engage in dialogue with them and each other as they search for effective solutions to the global injustice of climate change.

Partners participating in the Halifax stop of the tour are:

Isaiah Kipyegon Toroitich, Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy (Climate and Economic Justice), Norwegian Church Aid in Kenya.

Naty Atz Sunc, General Coordinator of CEIBA, the Association for Community Development and Promotion, Guatemala.

The local speaker is Billy Lewis, who will also start the event with a ceremonial Mi’kmaq welcome.

Full bios and event details are available on the KAIROS website at:

Follow the tour blog at:

Media contacts:

Adiat Junaid

Communications Program Coordinator

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

(416) 463 5312, ext. 223

1 877 403 8933, ext. 223

Amber Church

Executive Director

Canadian Youth Climate Coalition

(867) 335 4884

Dylan Penner

Media Officer

Council of Canadians

(613) 233 4487, ext. 249

1 800 387 7177, ext. 249

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