Friday, June 25th, 5pm to 8pm

Arusha Centre Common Room

We will provide live webcast of the alternative forum (see the list of speakers below)

Stories and Solutions from North and South

As the People’s Summit gets underway this Friday night, Maude Barlow will open the weekend of workshops, panels and events.  Hear from organizers and activists from around the world who are working in their communities to find sustainable, transformative alternatives to the G8/G20 agenda including:


Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch.
Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkersand Vice-President of the AFL-CIO.
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 800 TV and radio stations in North America.
John Hilary, executive director of War on Want, which campaigns for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist andauthor of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.
Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya, an environmental justice organization that counts 5,000,000 farmer families in sixteen states of India among its members. Before becoming an activist, Dr. Shiva was one of India’s leading physicists.
Pablo Solon, Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations and lead negotiator for Bolivia at the December 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen.
Clayton Thomas-Mueller, aboriginal activist and tar sands campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Mary Walsh will host this incredible evening.

More details about the People’s Summit can be found at:


Mel Teghtmeyer,  Co- Chair Calgary Chapter of The Council of Canadians