Blue Scarf Earth Day Rally: April 23
Action Network and World BEYOND War
Starts: Friday, April 23, 2021 • 7:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
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Come learn about the Blue Scarf Peace Movement, the Indigenous struggle against the militarization of their lands, and the campaign to stop the Canadian government from buying new fighter jets.
This event will feature brief presentations by the authors of two new books: Nutaui’s Cap by Bob Bartel and I Keep the Land Alive by Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue. Nutaui’s Cap is a children’s book about NATO fighter jet training in Labrador from the 1980s and how it adversely affected the Innu people and how they resisted this military activity in their territory.
Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive is based Penashue’s personal from her diaries of how she led the Innu campaign against NATO low-level flying and bomb testing on Innu land over two decades. Penashue and many Innu people were arrested and imprisoned for protesting and occupying the Goose Bay runways and they also travelled across Canada and Europe to raise awareness about their struggle to protect their land.
Authors Bob Bartel and Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue will do a reading from their books and discuss the long, courageous struggle by the Innu people against the Canadian Air Force and NATO fighter jet testing in their territory.
We will also hear briefly from Tamara Lorincz, co-founder No New Fighter Jets Coalition and member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, who will talk about the campaign to stop Canada from buying 88 new fighter jets for $77 billion and how you can help cancel this costly, carbon-intensive procurement — Actions we can all participate in now!
At the end, we welcome you to stay to experience an energizing and motivational live DJ Performance brought to you by SheCycle and DJ Keysh.
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Co-sponsored by the Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice, Pax Christi Toronto, World BEYOND War, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, SheCycle, Camp Micah, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Development and Peace Toronto, and KAIROS.