McMaster University Tar Sands conference

March 7, 2009

Faces of Resistance: The Future of the Tar Sands and You

Sunday, March 15th, 2009


Third Floor, McMaster University Student Centre

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Faces of Resistance is a day-long conference bringing together diverse groups opposed to the Alberta Tar Sands. We are combining the voices of citizens, labourers, environmentalists, indigenous communities, youth, political activists, and non-humans to learn about Tar Sands resistance and envision how to transition towards a just and sustainable society.

With workshops and speakers aimed at making the issue of the tar sands real for people in this region, we will explore strategies for collaborative resistance and alternatives. In partnership with the Polaris Institute and MacGreen we are inviting Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, the Sierra Youth Coalition, labour organizations from across Canada, representatives of impacted communities, artists, youth activists and politicians to share their insights, experiences, and ideas.

Guest speakers include Gordon Laxer, a political economist from the University of Alberta and founder of the Parkland Institute, Dave Martin, energy campaigner for Greenpeace Canada and Clayton Thomas-Muller, the tar sands campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN).

Invite your political representatives!

Sliding scale admission fee: $5-$20.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Register online by March 1st, for a reduced fee at:

The Faces of Resistance Coalition is committed to environmental justice and anti-oppression politics. We are interested in creating a space where dialogue and collaboration is fostered as we work towards a just and sustainable future. Join us!

If you are unable to come, but still want to support this event, we welcome donations from individuals and on behalf of organizations. We would be happy to acknowledge all those who contribute in our programme, and for donations that exceed $50, we can offer to post your logo and provide a link to your organization on our website.