Two speakers will look at the current challenges in resisting the logic and destructiveness of extractivism and where the giant players fit in.
International Network of People Affected by Vale: New Forms of Resistance to Global Mining Corporations will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2:30pm at 902 Kaneff Tower, presented by the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).
Danilo Chammas, a lawyer who has been active in Justice on the Rails, a member group of the International Network of People Affected by Vale, since its beginnings and educator and activist Judith Marshall will discuss the issues. Shin Imai of Osgoode Hall Law School will moderate the discussion.
The speakers will also look at whether or not new forms of globalization, like the International Network of People Affected by Vale, are effective.
Chammas has represented the network in discussions with shareholders at Vale AGMs and was one of those identified by a Vale whistleblower in 2013 as having been a target of Vale spying.
During her years in the global affairs department of the United Steelworkers, Marshall was actively involved in building the network of People Affected by Vale, organizing several trinational exchanges involving activists from Mozambique, Canada and Brazil.