Friends of the Earth is very excited and honoured to welcome the Chair of Friends of the Earth International, Nnimmo Bassey as our guest to Ireland this August. While here he will speak at events in Leitrim, Mayo and Dublin. Nnimmo is an award-winning environmental activist and is best known for his organisation’s work to prevent and reverse the negative impacts of Shell’s activities in Nigeria. Indefatigably, Bassey has stood up against the practices of Shell and other multinationals in his country, often taking great personal risks to protect his environment and community from destruction. He is a truly inspirational activist and we are extremely honoured by his visit.
Nnimmo is here to meet and speak with communities opposing extractive industries in Ireland and share his insights from resisting Shell in Nigeria. Nnimmo will speak at three events during his trip.
On Sunday the 19th of August we are jointly organising an event with Afri, in Glenamoy, Co Mayo starting at 2pm. You can register for this event here. This event is entitled “Ar Scáth a Chéile: Sustaining Hope and Humanity”. The local campaign has been resisting Shell in Erris for over a decade. In the face of Shell’s repression the resistance has sustained powerful hope and humanity. This event will be about sharing and celebrating hope.
See Events listings for other appearances by Nnimmo Bassey in Ireland in August.
For more information and registration for the events, see: Nnimmo Bassey, award-winning Nigerian environmentalist speaking in Ireland this August at Friends of the Earth www.foe.ie/news/2012/08/01/nnimmo-bassey-awardwinning-nigerian-environmentalist-speaking-in-ireland-this-august/