April 28, 2015
Leaders of Impacted Communities Confront Barrick Gold at company's AGM
WHAT: Protest at Barrick Gold's shareholder meeting
WHERE: 255 Front St., Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28. Rally at 11am. Speak with impacted community leaders at 1:30pm.
WHO: Sergio Campusano, President of the Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community
Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer of Porgera Alliance and the Akali Tange Association
supported by over 150 protesters outside the meeting
VISUAL: 8 foot high, 3 level house of cards, representing the shaky foundation of human rights and environmental abuses on which Barrick's business is built.
Today, community leaders from Papua New Guinea and Northern Chile will confront Barrick Gold at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto. Both Jethro Tulin and Sergio Campusano have led international campaigns against Barrick, using numerous legal tactics and accessing international institutions such as the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
These community leaders will be supported by a demonstration that will gather over 150 people, including a massive public art project and a marching band. This is the 9th year that protesters have gathered outside of Barrick Gold's annual general meeting.
read: Sergio Campusano's statement to Barrick's AGM
read: Jethro Tulin's statement to Barrick's AGM
Contact Sakura Saunders for interviews with Sergio Campusano or Jethro Tulin.