Sunday, August 26, 2012

PAST: ROUNDTABLE: Discussion and Community Meeting on El Salvador, Water Pollution and the "Impacts of Mining in El Salvador" at the Festival Center in Adams Morgan this FRI, April 5th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, a light meal will also be served, Free and open to all, donations appreciated

Impacts of Mining in El Salvador
Friday, April 5th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, donations appreciated, $5 suggested
RSVP requested to javier@ips-dc.org
Food and refreshments will be provided

Join  co-sponsors: Institute for Policy StudiesOxfam AmericaCISPES, SHARE and Foundation Earth for a light meal and a community meeting with Sandra Ascencio, representing the Salvadoran National Roundtable on Metallic Mining (La Mesa) to explain the dangers of renewed metal mining in her country.

A little more background: El Salvador is the most water starved country in Central America, 92% of their rivers are unusable for drinking and they are the most deforested country in continental America. According to the United Nations, El Salvador is the most vulnerable nation on earth. Now they face the threat of a Canadian company attempting to force El Salvador to give it a permit to open a mine in Cabanas. Cyanide and arsenic used to extract the gold from that mine could pollute the Rio Lempa and poison the drinking water for more than half of El Salvador’s population.

The Festival Center
1640 Columbia Road, NW
in Adams Morgan, at the corner of Mozart Pl (map)
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk south on 14th to Columbia and turn right, take Columbia a few blocks to Mozart Pl, building is on the left with the statue in front, or take the Circulator bus from Columbia Rd at 14th or from the Woodley Park metro to Ontario Rd, and walk a block and a half.  Another option is the 42 or 43 bus from downtown along Connecticut Avenue or Dupont Circle to Mozart Place, which drops you right in front of the building.

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