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Poh-Gek Forkert on how a small community took on big trash

  • April 10th, 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Beeton Hall (main floor), Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Come on out to hear Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert talk about her involvement in a big environmental battle. Her book, Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part of the adventures and misadventures of their decades-long fight.

“Fighting Dirty is an inspiring read for all activists battling against the money and power of corporations. It shows that when a small group of determined, committed citizens don’t give up, leaders and unexpected opportunities will emerge. When the cause is just, good people can win.” —David Suzuki, internationally-renowned environmentalist.

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