[Sarnia] Toxic Tour of Chemical Valley
Departure from Christie Pits Park in Toronto
When: Saturday October 19th, 8am – 10pm
Where: Bus leaves Christie Pits Park and returns in the evening
The Toxic Tour is an opportunity to see and experience first-hand the pollution that Aamjiwnaang First Nation community members experience every day. Aamjiwnaang First Nation is located in the middle of Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, the most polluted place in North America, according to National Geographic. The reserve is encircled by over 73 high-emitting facilities such as petrochemical refineries and various factories. The toxic operations and regular chemical releases are poisoning people in the community which faces high rates of asthma, cancer, miscarriages, stillbirths, and endocrine disruptions. The fact that an Indigenous community is being sacrificed for corporate profit and nothing is being done to protect community members is a clear sign of Environmental Racism. We can do our part by learning about this situation and supporting the grassroots groups raising awareness and trying to stop further contamination of the community’s people and territory.
Register for the actual tour in Aamjiwnaang by filling in the form found at aamjiwnaangsolidarity.org.
We are suggesting a sliding scale donation for Toronto buses of $10 – $50 depending on your work situation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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