Impact of Mining to be Discussed in July Coffeehouse Series

June 18th 2009

C FA will once again bring to the fore the most pressing issues concerning the environment in its July offering of the Coffeehouse Environmental Forum.

Slated for July 31, 2009 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, this month’s Coffeehouse forum will carry the theme, “Whose Land is This Anyway? Our Indigenous People and the Mining Controversy.” It will tackle the impact of mining on the lives and culture of our local tribes, as well as the unseen hand of foreign companies in these mining endeavors.

The main speaker for the July Coffeehouse forum is Mr. Jaybee Garganera, national director of Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM). The said organization was born out of the collective concern of several non-government organizations, private organizations and other civil society groups against the impending threat of the expansion of the mining industry in the Philippines.

Lively discussions are expected to be sparked by students and environmental advocates from NGOs and other sectors who will come to the forum and share their insights and experiences regarding the impact of various mining projects on our indigenous peoples today.

For questions regarding the Coffeehouse Environmental Lecture-forum, interested parties may get in touch with the CFA Training Department (Melissa Cortez or Dinky Gomez) at 713-2732, 713-2972, or 713-2981 local 183. Emailed inquiries may also be coursed through FREE Registration.

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