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

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

Regina, SK/For Immediate Release                             Friday, June 11, 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 Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Oxfam Canada, and Clean Green Regina.

WHAT:          Town hall discussion

WHERE:        Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale St., Regina

WHEN:                   Thursday, June 17, 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 tour that will speak in Regina are:

Francois Pihaatae, Ecumenical Animator on Climate Change for the Pacific Conference of Churches, Tahiti.

Fred Sangris, member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

Susana Deranger, Climate justice and human rights activist from Fort Chipewyan.

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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