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Events to look at both sides of the Ajax debate

There have been heated discussions over the good and bad of the proposed Ajax mine in the past and this weekend could bring more to the forefront.
November 18, 2013 - 10:47 AM

KAMLOOPS – There has been a lot of separate discussions on why the proposed Ajax mine is good or why it is bad and usually the two sides only come together on social media or online forums, but this weekend the two sides will be brought together under one roof for some back and forth discussion.

Friday and Saturday evening Vancouver's Theatre for Living will present a 'non-partisan, community experience' in the way of an interactive community forum. Corporations in our Heads will take place at the Kamloops Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. both nights.

There will not be any actors or scripts, the group is instead calling the performances 'interactive community dialogue theatre' and plans to look at how conflicting corporate, media, government and non-governmental organization messages play a part in the debate and how they tend to polarize a community.

On Sunday after the Thompson Rivers University Alumni Theatre will once again be the scene of an Ajax discussion, this time hosted by Mel Rothenburger. Sponsored by the Faculty Association Human Rights Committee Rothenburger will talk about how Kamloops has defined its sense of place and self over the last 120 years.

Starting at 2 p.m. the former mayor and Daily News editor will talk about how the proposed mine will change that vision and will challenge the audience to imagine a town with no mine and how that compares to a vision of the town with one.

All three evenings are free to attend.

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