Join this conversation between activists and organizations from Peru, Haiti, and Nevada as they come together to share strategies and build solidarity with one another as similarly situated communities. They will be calling attention to the human rights violations committed by Newmont Corporation in the company’s pursuit for gold. Newmont Corporation is the largest gold mining company in the world. While Newmont purports to adhere to both internal and external human rights standards, its practices in many of its mines leave much to be desired.

This webinar comes a week after the Newmont Annual General Meeting and will present a robust picture of Newmont’s continued mining operations despite strongcommunity opposition, ample scholarship of the dangers of gold mining and the financial costs the operations potentially bring to Newmont.

Panelists:

  • Mary Gibson is a citizen of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, Elko Band, Elko, Nevada. She has served as a community advisory board member for the Western Shoshone Defense Project, a non-profit Native organization advocating for land and treaty rights and the environmental protection of Western Shoshone ancestral lands.  Mary is also on the Board of Great Basin Resource Watch.
  • Milton Sánchez Cubas is a member of the collective Guardianas y Guardianes de la Laguna (Guardians of the Lagoon) which has been critical to the successful opposition of the Conga Mine in the Cajamarca region of Peru.
  • Samuel Nesner is a community organizer who lives and works in Haiti. He served as a lead organizer with Kolektif Jistis Min (KJM), a coalition of Haitian social movement organizations that are resisting the development of gold mining in Haiti.

Moderators:

Ellen Moore, International Mining Campaign Manager, Earthworks