Oil and Climate Change Today: Voices from the Front Lines
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Time: 6:30– 8:30 p.m.
Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building, rm 158.
East Lansing MI 48824-1222
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. Sowore speaks about the destruction that US oil addiction is causing in Nigeria.
Moderated by Nile Malloy, born and raised in Flint, Michigan and a graduate of U of M, 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.
Co-sponsored by Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition, Global Exchange and Rainforest Action Network.