The InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society presents Protecting Our Sacred Waters, a two-part event examining how political decisions and global economic activities have affected the condition of our rivers and oceans. The daytime symposium is for young adults (16-22) and the evening event is open to the general public. Both sessions will involve evidence-based and respectful discussions about how to protect and restore our sacred waters, a limited and precious resource for life now and for future generations.
DATE: Saturday April 21, 2012
LOCATION: 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver â€“ Unitarian Church of Vancouver
YOUNG ADULT SYMPOSIUM (10:00 am â€“ 5:00 pm), Registration at 9:30 am
PUBLIC EVENT (7:00 â€“ 9:30 pm), Doors open at 6:30 pm
Donations at the door (Suggested amount of $ 20.00)
GUEST SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY INCLUDING:
Rex Weyler – journalist, author, co-founder of Greenpeace, Hollyhock Institute, and Tanker Free BC
Aline LaFlamme and Daughters of the Drum â€“ Dene leader, InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society
Chief Phil Lane Jr. M.Ed, M.P.A. – Four Worlds family of organizations; Native American (Dakota-Chickasaw), traditional pipe carrier, sweat lodge keeper, leader in human and community development
Sun Dance Chief Rueben George - Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Director of Community Development
David Lavallee â€“ Film producer, â€śWhite Water, Black Goldâ€ť(screening included)
Jamie Biggar – Founder of LeadNow.ca
Emma Pullman – Blogger for DeSmog Blog and LeadNow.ca,
Michelle Morning Star Doherty – Leader, Educator,Â ’PlainsIndian’Â - Cree/Ojibwa/Nakota mixed with Irish, Australian. Michelle is a memberÂ of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, born in Coast SalishÂ Territory
Karl Perrin and Eliza Olson â€“ Burns Bog Conservation Society
Nigel Haggen â€“ Coastal and Marine Science, Policy and Planning, UBC
Plus a guest performance by acclaimed BC singer/songwriter: Aidan Knight!
Registration strongly recommended through the Eventbrite.
This event is co-sponsored by Georgia Strait Alliance, Village Vancouver, and Interfaith Institute.
For more information contact:
Yumi Onozawa, Coordinator InterSpiritual Centre â€“ 604-782-7817 email@example.com