End:Civ, Panel Discussion
October 20th, 2011
Door opens at 6:30 pm
7 pm: Film screening of Franklin López’s End:Civ
8:30 pm: Panel discussion on perspectives on the industrial society crisis
Aric McBay is a writer, activist, and small-scale organic farmer near Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of three books, most recently Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet (with Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen). He gives workshops about resistance strategy around North America, organizes for social and ecological justice in his region, and appears in the film END:CIV.
Mélissa Leblanc is a member of the Project for Accompaniment and Solidarity with Colombia – a collective based in Québec who realize direct solidarity work with Colombian communities and organizations – and a member of the anarchist zine La Mauvaise Herbe. She has collaborated at the writing of the project Our Solidarity: A Territory to decolonize.
Jean-Luc Cécyre is an independent researcher and a part-time farmer. After being the spokesperson of Québec Solidaire for agriculture affairs, he decided to leave political and ecological mass organizations to concentrate himself on research, writing and on local and affinitary political actions. Prefering manuel work to academic milieu, he grows grains et produces maple sirop on his family farm. He works on a book articulating on the exhaustion of natural resources, food insecurity and technological alienation that will be published in 2012.
Danie Royer is a ecologist activist and a master degree student in sociology at UQAM where she studies the material limits of capitalism. She is involved in the Réseau Québécois des Groupes Écologistes (RQGE), in the Anti-Capitalist Struggles Convergence (CLAC) of Montreal and at the UQAM Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG-UQAM), a student group concentrating in the valorization of and at applying social ecology.
There will be a debate period after the screening during which environmental issues that matters to you will be brought up and will be discussed. A community organizer will facilitate the discussion and help out with concrete actions proposals. Hope to see you there!
Translation is available.
The event is free.
At 300 boul. de Maisonneuve Est (near St-Denis), Montreal, La Salle Orange
of the Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Berri-UQAM subway.
Organized by the Réseau Québécois des Groupes Écologistes (RQGE)
On the occasion of the Garbage Reduction Week