Discussion - ‘Climate Disaster in Bangladesh’

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:45pm to 8:45pm

Centre 55 – 97 Main St. (south of Gerrard)

You are invited to a community discussion on the global impact of climate change.

Speakers:
NASIMA AKTER, PhD., EP, is the Executive Director of the Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services (BCS), at 2899 Danforth Ave. in Toronto. For information: www.bangladeshi.ca.
TANZIL ISLAM recently graduated from York University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. She is a member of East End Against Line 9.

“Bangladesh is a relatively small piece of land ‘with a population of 160 million, trying to cope with this extreme weather, trying to cope with the effect of emissions for which we are not responsible.’”
– Farah Kabir, Bangladesh antipoverty activist at world climate conference in Warsaw, quoted In New York Times, November 16, 2013.

Everyone welcome — সবাই স্বাগত
Many of us are worried about the impact of Canada’s energy policies. Canada relies too much on tar sands oil, which endangers our environment and contributes to climate change around the world.

Bangladesh, a dynamic but economically precarious country in South Asia, is suffering greatly from the effects of climate change.

Many Canadians from Bangladesh live in our community here in East Toronto. They are well aware of the impact of climate change on their homeland.

Our January 8 meeting, “Climate Disaster in Bangladesh,” is an opportunity to learn about the Bangladeshi community here in East-End Toronto.

We welcome Nasima and Tanzil and look forward to seeing you on January 8.

Organized by East End Against Line 9, an independent community committee.

‘Line 9’ is a dangerous project that, if carried out, would equip an aging pipeline to pump toxic tar sands oil through the City of Toronto.

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