“There’s Something in the Water”: Fundraising Movie Screening
“In Canada, your postal code determines your health.”
Environmental racism has defined so-called Canada since its very beginnings. Indigenous and Black communities are at much higher risk of health problems caused by toxic industries taking over their communities and land without their consent.
This event is a fundraiser for the Mi’kmaq water protectors on Shubenacadie River and all proceeds will go to them (https://stopaltongas.wordpress.com). Recommended donation is 2000 ISK but no one will be turned away.
There are going to be snacks, drinks, chaga tea, and a screening of Ellen Page’s movie “There’s Something in the Water.” The film premiered at TIFF in 2019 and is based on the book There’s Something In The Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities by Ingrid Waldron. There will be a short introduction about some of the most notorious cases of environmental racism in Mi’kma’ki, such as the Alton Gas salt cavern project or the Pictou Landing pulp mill pollution, before the movie.
You can watch the trailer here:
Andrými is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are two gender neutral washrooms in the house, both only accessible by stairs. Wide variety of seating will be available (chairs, pillows, armchairs). If you have any accessibility or other concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me on blue1211[at]riseup.net. More detailed info on accessibility to be found here: https://andrymi.org/accessibility/
Dinner will be vegan — please let me know if you have any allergies or dietary needs. The movie will be screened in English with English subtitles.