Oil and Global Warming Today: Voices from the Front Lines
Tuesday September 26, 2006
School of Natural Resources (Dana Building)
Join us for this special event with speakers from Micronesia and Tavalu, Nigeria and local peace and justice advocates sharing their moving stories on the impacts of oil, climate change and war impacts and inspiring conversations about what can be done.
Ben Namakin is an environmental educator who grew up on the Pacific Islands of Kiribati and Micronesia where he witnessed first hand how increased erosion and rising sea levels from global warming threaten the survival of islands.
Omoyele Sowore has spent the last 15 years working to promote human rights and democracy in Nigeria, and to stop the militarization and violence that multinational oil companies have brought to his country. Human rights groups estimate that in the last 10 years military factions acting on behalf of multinational oil companies have killed more than 2,000 people in the Niger Delta.
Moderated by Nile Malloy, born and up in Flint, Michigan and is a graduate of U of M. He has been involved in ecological justice, anti-oppression and human rights work from movement building to international oil impacts. He is currently an Oil Independence Organizer at Rainforest Action Network ( www.ran.org), working to end America 's oil addiction and to stop global climate change by convincing the auto industry to invest in cleaner and more fuel efficient technology.
SERVE, & the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning < http://umich.edu/~mserve>
To read more about the "Oil and Global Warming Today: Voices from the Front Lines" speaking tour , please see:
http://www.globalexchange.org/war_peace_democracy/oil/voices.html < http://www.globalexchange.org/war_peace_democracy/oil/voices.html >
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