Keep the Oil in the Ground

October 16, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Parkland Institute

Keep the Oil in the Ground
Dr. Terisa E. Turner, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Guelph

This presentation focuses on a number of international initiatives by governments and social movements to ‘keep the oil in the ground’.  These are often women-centered initiatives, located in Africa and across the global south, that are creatively addressing climate change and the curse of oil.  People in northern and industrialized societies have much to gain by learning about and helping to defend the subsistence political economies of ‘commoning’ which underpin the organized power of people impacted by oil operations, in particular, in their pursuit of the cessation of climate destruction.

This is a free event, open to the public.

Terisa has been a popular speaker at several of our fall conferences: 2001 - Building a Post-Corporate Society,  2003 - Challenging Empire, and 2005 - The Alberta We Want in Canada and the World.

Cost: Free
Contact: 780.492.8558, [email protected]


Tory 5-15
University of Alberta ( Just off of Saskatchewan Drive on the east side of campus)
Edmonton , AB