7 November 1997
CONCERT FOR JUSTICE, WEB SITE LAUNCH, SHELL BOYCOTT, AND CHURCH SERVICE
Launch of MOSOP Canada website
The new MOSOP Canada website will be launched officially on 10 November. The address is www.mosopcanada.org. The site will contain up to date reports from Nigeria, news about refugees and information about how users can help in the Ogoni struggle.
Monday 10 November - Concert for Justice
The Ken Saro-Wiwa Concert for Justice, doors open at 7:30 p.m. at The Guvernment, 132 Queen's Quay East, Toronto
Musicians and artists will come together for a special benefit concert in Toronto in remembrance of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni writer and activist executed by the Nigerian dictatorship two years ago on November 10, 1995. The concert, at The Guvernment (132 Queen's Quay East), coincides with protests being held simultaneously around the world in support of the Ogoni people and is co-sponsored by The Body Shop Canada and Greenpeace, with additional support from Canadian Airlines.
The concert will feature the British band Dodgy and a wide array of Canadian performers, including The Rheostatics, King Cobb Steelie, The Waltons, The Reggae Cowboys, and Adam Solomon and Tikisa. Writer Alberto Manguel and Ugandan actor George Seremba will read selections from Ken's writings. Dr. Owens Wiwa and Diana Wiwa, Ken's brother and sister-in-law who now reside in Canada, will also participate in remembering Ken.
Tickets: $25; available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (416) 870-8000 or on the World Wide Web at www.ticketmaster.ca
Monday 10 November - Protest Shell
Protest at Shell gas station, 1077 Yonge Street (3 blocks south of St. Clair), at 10:00am, Toronto MOSOP Canada, in conjunction with Greenpeace and other environmental and human rights groups, will demonstrate outside the Shell station
Sunday 9 November - Remembrance Service
Remembrance Service, Bloor Street United Church, Toronto 11:00am
Dr. Owens Wiwa, Diana Wiwa and a representatives visiting Canada from Ogoni will join the Bloor Street congregation in remembering the victims of repression in Ogoni and the continuing destruction of the Ogoni environment. The service com
For more information please contact: Fergal O'Reilly or Diana Wiwa, MOSOP Canada TEL: (416) 966-0910; FAX: (416) 966-0141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org