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Council of Canadians Extreme Energy Potluck and Town Hall – Smithers

Council of Canadians Extreme Energy Potluck and Town Hall – Smithers

July 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm America/Vancouver Timezone
The Old Church - @ King and First, Smithers
3704 1 Avenue
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Council of Canadians Extreme Energy Potluck and Town Hall - Smithers @ The Old Church - @ King and First, Smithers | Smithers | British Columbia | Canada

Tar sands pipelines, fracking and the Site C dam are putting water sources, Indigenous rights, climate and public health at risk. These extreme energy projects are water and energy intensive and devastating to the surrounding environment, and are spreading throughout B.C.

Join us for an evening discussion on extreme energy and what you can do about it!

When: Tuesday, July 14. Potluck starts at 6:00 p.m., with presentations afterward

What: Potluck and public talk on extreme energy

Who: A.J. Klein, Vancouver-area community organizer and Council of Canadians organizing assistant; Emma Lui, water campaigner with the Council of Canadians.

Where: The Old Church, 3704 First Ave (at King St) in Smithers, British Columbia.

Why: We are at a crossroads in B.C. and need to come up with solutions that protect our drinking water, ecosystems and climate.

How: Bring a dish to share and your thoughts and questions about extreme energy!

More Information

There will also be a pre-potluck video playing. Details are as follows:

Witness: This Edge of Courage | Video mixing performance
Project by Pravin Pillay, Collaboration by Jen Castro

As a social artwork, the image has been produced, distributed and installed in the thousands as banners, posters, fridge magnets and stickers by people who were drawn to the image. The image itself, the various media and situations through which it is experienced, is a byproduct of the artwork. The actual artwork is composed of the conversations, relationships and actions that move the viewer to move beyond looking at the image and actively engaging their response, positive or negative, to the image. These collaborators provide feedback and input into how Witness as a project needs to evolve. As an image, Wolf seems to interrupt everyday reality and provide an opportunity for conversation or self-reflection.

This video interpretation of the project has been performed in cities across Canada on the 2014 On To Ottawa Trek and at the 2014 People’s Social Forum in Ottawa


This event will take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.

Accessibility Info: This event will be conducted primarily in English. Wheelchair accessibility info coming soon.

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