Nobel Women’s Initiative

Nobel Women’s Initiative

October 15, 2012 13:00 ET

Press Conference: Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams to Discuss Impact of Alberta Oil Sands and Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline on Women

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - Please be advised that the Nobel Laureate-led delegation visiting the Alberta oil sands and proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday, October 16 at 9:00 am.

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
9:00 am
Where: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Stanley Park Ballroom
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC

The purpose of the press conference is to discuss the findings of the Nobel Women's Initiative delegation, following meetings with women, community, government, industry and First Nations leaders in Alberta and BC over the past week. The delegation has heard firsthand the challenges and impacts women are enduring and expect to endure as a result of tar sands development and related pipeline and tanker projects.

Speaking at the press conference and answering media questions on behalf of the Nobel Women's Initiative are Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams; Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah Harmer; and Kandi Mossett, an activist with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

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