Past Conferences


May 6th – 8th, 2011 Click here to RSVP
Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street
For a full list of confirmed speakers, go here













Friday May 6th: Conference ‘soft-launch’ – meet and greet with affected community members and activists at Beit Zatoun (612 Markham Street), Doors open at 7 pm


Saturday May 7th: Winona LaDuke keynote address and and concurrent sessions as well as workshops and caucuses! (Sidney Smith Hall), Registration starts at 9:30 am
Official conference launch: dance party (193 Dowling Street @ Queen Street West)
Doors open at 8 pm
Sunday May 8th: concurrent sessions as well as workshops and caucuses (cont.!) (Sidney Smith Hall), Registration starts at 9:30 am












Particular themes that will be discussed this year include:


• Gendered violence, inequity and feminist perspectives
• Militarization and forced displacement
• Indigenous knowledge and spirituality as forms of resistance
• Labour rights and the rhetoric of development
• Criminalization of dissent and protest
• Environmental contamination effects and health
• Food security and water rights
• The cycle of supply and demand of uranium in the North
• Tar sands and the petroleum industry in the North and South













AccentsBookstore, Barrio Nuevo, Bayan Canada, Breaking the Silence, Canadians Against Mining in El Salvador, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Common Frontiers, CUPE 4400, CUPE 3903, Environmental Justice Toronto, First Continental Encounter of the Peoples of the Abya Yala-Ecuador, First Nations Solidarity Working Group, Guatemala Community Network – Toronto Kitchener-Waterloo Mayan Project – Tzijolaj-Ottawa, Health for All, Indigenous Environmental Network, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Latin American Trade Union Coalition, Migrante, MiningWatch Canada, Munk OUT of UofT, NooneisIllegal, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Opirg Toronto, Osgoode Environmental Law Society, Philippines Solidarity Network of Canada, ProtestBarrick, Rights Action, Science for Peace, Students for a Free Tibet, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity,  Todos por Guatemala, Workers Assembly.