Top 10 stories of courage you should hear before you die!
On September 19th, 2013, 28 activists and 2 freelance journalists – including Canadians Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul – were illegally detained by Russian forces on board the Arctic Sunrise. And after months languishing in a Russian prison, for a crime that they did not commit, the Arctic 30 were finally granted amnesty on December 18th, 2013.
In the midst of this story, what has stood out most to me is the indomitable courage of these 30 women and men. They started a conversation all over the world on why oil exploration in the pristine Arctic is simply not worth the risk. And now that they are finally home safe with their loved ones, they continue to keep the conversation going. We need to create a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the Arctic. Following their leadership, it is now our turn to be courageous…
Inspired by the Arctic 30, Greenpeace Canada is partnering with Stuart Knight Productions to host an event where ten celebrated Canadians will take the stage for ten minutes each to share ten courageous stories that everyone on the planet should hear before they die.
WHEN: Thursday, February 13th, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
WHERE: Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
HOW: Click here to get your complimentary ticket *Get your tickets fast as this event is subject to capacity!…
|Special guest speaker Paul Ruzycki – of the Arctic 30 – will be joining us to tell his story.
|Jully Black: Juno award-winning singer, songwriter & performer.|
|Sally Armstrong: Human rights activist, filmmaker & award-winning author.|
John Greyson: Award-winning filmmaker, video artist, writer & activist. (Recently detained in Egypt with Dr. Tarek Loubani)
|Jennifer Podemski: Award-winning, Gemini nominated actress & producer.|
|d’bi.young anitafrika: Award-winning dubpoet, star of Da Kink in My Hair, actress & writer|
|Jeff Harris: Toronto photographer who has become known around the world for his unique 14-year self-portrait project|
|Mark Breslin: Internationally renowned Comedian, Actor, Writer, Author, Producer and Founder of Yuk Yuk’s|