You’re invited to a report-back from the frontlines of dam fighting in Sarawak.
On May 22nd, over 300 indigenous leaders from across Malaysian Borneo gathered outside the Congress of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) – the biennial meeting of dam industry leaders – in Kuching, Sarawak.
Protestors demand that the 12 mega-dams planned in the middle of Sarawak’s rainforests never be built. This was the first indigenous-led protest of this scale ever to occur in the state. The protestors succeeded in illuminating the poor practices of dam builders and spoke the truth about unsustainable hydropower.
Hear from three people who were in Sarawak and helped organize the protest: Peter Kallang, Chairman of the SAVE-Rivers network in Sarawak (over Skype video); Bria Morgan, Executive Director of Borneo Project; and Zachary Hurwitz, Policy Program Coordinator at International Rivers.
Date and time: June 19, 7pm
Location: Tamalpais Room, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704
This event is free of charge, but we will ask for donations to support the SAVE-Rivers network.
We look forward to seeing you there!