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Amnesty International Visits Duluth


  • Duluth Folk School 1917 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55806 (map)

A delegation from Amnesty International will be visiting Duluth on February 12th and 13th. The delegation will share their experience in British Columbia in the wake of the Mt. Polley copper mining catastrophe, where downstream communities were forever altered following the release of 24 million cubic meters of toxic slurry after a tailings dam was breached. The delegation will include Tara Scurr (Business and Human Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International Canada), Doug Watt (member of Likely District Chamber of Commerce and a directly-affected community member), and Jennie Green (Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Group and Amnesty International USA).

"The Mt. Polley mine disaster sent shockwaves across Canada and around the world," said Scurr. "Unfortunately, we learned too late how ill-prepared our regulators were to protect citizens from these harms”.

Public Events will include:

- Press Conference, Noon on February 12 at Duluth City Hall

- City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM on February 12 at Duluth City Hall

- Presentation, 6:00 PM on February 13 at the Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park

These events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the February 13 event, as space is limited. Click here to register. Please join us!

Organizational co-sponsors include Amnesty International USA, the Duluth branch of the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters Duluth, Duluth for Clean Water, Friends of the BWCAW, Honor the Earth, the Izaak Walton League McCabe Chapter, MN 350, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group UMD, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Our Revolution Duluth, Sierra Club Northstar Chapter, Vets for Peace Chapter 80, and Witness for Peace Midwest.

Earlier Event: February 8
Polymet Public Hearing
Later Event: February 18
February Membership Meeting