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posted by isaac in on May 8, 2010 - View profile

Vancouver

The People's Street Summit!


3:00pm
Friday May 21 2010

Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, march to Canada Place
Address: 750 Hornby St.
Cost: Free

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Bringing their Summit to the Ground!
Join us for a rally in opposition to the G8 University Summit.
To endorse, help organize or for more information contact van.mobilize@gmail.com

Friday, May 21st
Vancouver Art Gallery 3PM: March
Canada Place 4PM
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

From May 20th to the 22nd Vancouver will be hosting the G8 University Summit ahead of the G8 & G20 meetings in Ontario this June. Like the G8 & G20 meetings the summit is an opportunity for closed door, unaccountable meeting to further economic and social agendas that promote exploitation, profit, environmental degradation and colonization of the worlds resources. Universities increasingly are promoting the same agenda and continue to operate under their own unaccountalbe, top-down institutional structures. During their meeting we expect government, corporate and university officials to talk about the continued corporatization of the university and the role of academia in supporting corporate "greenwashing" campaigns while it continues to be the laboratory for the oil and
pharmaceutical industries.

The summit's theme is “Universities and Communities: transition to a sustainable future”. We believe that the oil and pharmaceutical industries are the problem. We believe universities are serving the interest of corporations, not communities. We believe that education should be emancipatory, free for everyone and promote freedom, equality, social and environmental justice, not the neo-liberal trade agenda, the free market or criminal industries. We will build the momentum for a movement for emancipatory community education, Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Environmental and Climate Justice, Migrant Justice and an End to War and Occupation, Income Equity and Community Control over Resources, Gender Justice and Queer and disAbility rights.

While the university is with the elites, we will be on the streets!

Education should empower communities, not corporations!

Organizer:604.783.3733

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