When April 11, 2024 at 12:00pm 1 hr 30 mins
Where Zoom

Event 2

Grassy Narrows Fight For Justice

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Join Grassy Narrows community member Judy Da Silva as she discusses the generational fight for justice her community has been a part of since their water was poisoned with Mercury in the 1960's. With the longest-running blockade in Canadian history, and having recently won a 10-year logging ban on their territory, Grassy Narrows has a lot to share on how to win big fights. At the same time, there is still much to fight for and Judy will share what is still at stake and how those who wish to stand in solidarity with her community can support.



Judy Da Silva

Judy Da Silva, a grassy narrows community member, is a mother to 5 children. They help her to have the positive energy to continue to look for justice and for the solution to the mercury poisoning of their river system in Grassy Narrows & Mother Earth.  

She recently was awarded the Michael Sattler Peace Prize in Germany and Human Rights Watch Award in Toronto, art Manuel environmental award & Wilfred Laurier honorary doctorate in recognition of her lifelong work to advocate for her community members for environmental protection using peaceful, nonviolent direct actions.  Judy suffers from the effects of mercury poisoning.  She works in the band office of her community as environmental health coordinator.

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