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Let's Talk About The Pan-Am Games

Wondering what these two sports events have to do with mining injustice, gentrification, poverty, homelessness, and displacement? 

Come learn more and engage in an interactive session with local community organizers. Let's talk about what's happening beyond the spectacle of major sporting events. We'll be chatting about these games, but with a spotlight on Victoria, BC. 

Winners at the PanAm/Parapan Am games are awarded medals supplied by Barrick Gold, a company responsible for murders, sexual violence, and violations of Indigenous sovereignty. Billions of dollars are poured into a sporting event for a few weeks when the focus could be on marginalized members of the community.

Have you heard about the North American Indigenous Games? Where was the nationwide media hype for that?

Saturday, August 15
GVPL Central Branch Community Room
Unceded Lekwungen & WSANEC land

Light snacks provided. Bus tickets available. Please inform us of any accessibility needs you may have.
Phone: 250-858-6576

Organized by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour, a Victoria-based group that organizes against various barriers that limit women's access to healthcare and full reproductive choice