Roşia Montană – an American Celebration (2012 edition)
Students in several American campuses join forces to reveal the dark side of gold mining, which poses serious threats to both the environment and the life of entire human communities around the world, from Canada to Eastern Europe. Please join us in celebrating 1881 years of continuous existence of the Roşia Montană settlement, as well as recent efforts to include the ancient Roman site (containing some of the oldest mines in Europe, and source to some crucial testimonials about trading laws in the Roman Empire) in the UNESCO World Heritage and thus ensure its preservation!
Events hosted in Princeton NJ (Feb 18), Pittsburgh PA (Mar 23), New Brunswick NJ, Richmond VA and Toronto CA.
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Friday, March 23 at 6 PM 100 Porter Hall – Carnegie Mellon University Directions: 4933 Frew St, Pittsburgh PA http://g.co/maps/e42k5
The Romanian students at CMU are hosting a documentary screening and discussion, featuring the story of the ancient Romanian village of Roşia Montană, faced with the dangers of an environmental and cultural disaster as a result of irresponsible mining. Students who have volunteered to promote environmental conservation and preservation of ancient cultural heritage in the region will engage in a discussion with mining specialists about the challenges posed by the proposed mining operations.
“The New El Dorado” (2004) is an independent documentary which shows the truth about Roşia Montană, a magnificent Romanian village with a two thousand year history, threatened with destruction by a Canadian company in order to make way for Europe’s largest open cast gold mine. Film maker Tibor Kocsis has spent over three years in RoşiaMontană putting together a profound and insightful documentary, distinguished with over 10 international awards.
A second documentary titled “Hakikat/Alethea” (2007) deals with a similarly disastrous gold exploitation in Turkey, which was carried out in spite of a strong opposition from the locals, who won all the instances of their legal struggle: http://www.ecofilms.gr/popup2005en_small.asp?Year=2007&reqid=M-03
Event presented by the Romanian Students Association at CarnegieMellonUniversity.
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Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM 101 McCormick Hall – Princeton University Art Museum Directions: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/visit/directions/
Event presented by the Romanian Students & Scholars Association atPrincetonUniversity. Co-hosted by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of History, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton Office of Sustainability andDavisInternationalCenter.
Ziua Roşiei Montane pe Tărâm American (2011)
Din partea Asociatiilor Studentilor Romani de la universitatile Princeton si Carnegie Mellon, avem placerea sa va transmitem detalii despre organizarea unor seri dedicate localitatii Rosia Montana din Romania, la aniversarea a 1880 de ani de atestare documentara. Vor fi prezentate fotografii si filme documentare, insotite de discutii cu studenti implicati in proiecte de voluntariat avand ca scop pastrarea localitatii ca destinatie turistica.
Invitatia este deschisa tuturor romanilor din zona care vor sa afle mai multe despre acest subiect. Ne oferim totodata asistenta in organizarea de seri tematice similare in alte locatii din SUA si din lume.
Theodor Braşoveanu si Elena Cristina Cânepa
Roşia Montană – a US Celebration (FEB-MARCH 2011)
* Friday, February 25 at 7:30 PM in 101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University Art Museum.
* Friday, March 4 at 6 PM in 100 Porter Hall – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
The PU and CMU Romanian Students Associations are hosting a series of documentary screenings, photo exhibits and discussions dedicated to Rosia Montana, an ancient Romanian village in danger of destruction as a result of open-cast gold mining operations. The events are meant to celebrate 1880 years of continuous existence of the settlement, as well as recent efforts to include the ancient Roman site (containing some of the oldest mines in Europe, as well as source to some crucial testimonials about trading laws in the Roman Empire) in the UNESCO World Heritage and thus ensure its preservation. Students who have volunteered to promote environmental conservation and preservation of ancient cultural heritage in the region will lead a discussion and present opportunities for involvement.
“The New El Dorado” (2004) is an independent documentary which shows the truth about Rosia Montana, a magnificent Romanian village with a two thousand year history, threatened with destruction by a Canadian company in order to make way for Europe’s largest open cast gold mine. Film maker Tibor Kocsis has spent over three years in Rosia Montana putting together a profound and insightful documentary, distinguished with over 10 international awards.
PU event co-hosted by the PACE Center for Civic Engagement, the Department of History, Princeton Environmental Institute, Davis International Center and the Committee for Film Studies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, web http://www.princeton.edu/~rssa
CMU event co-hosted by the Sustainable Earth Association. Contact email@example.com
Dragă prietene, susţinător al Roşiei Montane,
Ai fost alături de Roşia Montană de-a lungul anilor şi îţi mulţumim! Acum, mai mult ca oricând, Roşia are din nou nevoie de tine! Are nevoie de forţele noastre reunite!
La sfârşitul acestei luni, Ministrul Kelemen Hunor va trimite Lista Indicativă a României în vederea înscrierii în Patrimoniul Mondial (UNESCO). Roşia Montană merită să se regăsească pe această listă!
Vino joi, 20 ianuarie 2011, orele 12.00, în faţa Ministerului Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional să cerem Ministrului Kelemen Hunor introducerea Roşiei Montane pe lista UNESCO!
Împreună putem fi mai puternici! Scrie mesajul tău de încurajare pentru Ministrul Culturii şi vino cu el la manifestaţie.
Argumentele pentru care Roşia Montană trebuie declarată patrimoniu UNESCO le poţi consulta aici: www.rosiamontana.org
Printre susţinătorii dezvoltării durabile a Roşiei Montane se numără: Academia Română, ICOMOS, Casa Regală a României, Biserica Ortodoxa Română, zeci de organizaţii nonguvernamentale, sute de cadre universitare, cercetători de talie naţională şi internaţională şi personalităţi publice.
Adresa Ministerului Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional este Soseaua Kiseleff nr. 30, sector 1, Bucureşti (langă Muzeul Naţional al Satului).
Daca nu poti participa la eveniment, te rugam sa urmezi pasii descrisi in link-ul urmator: http://regenerationromania.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/ghid-practic-de-implicare-in-salvarea-rosiei-montane/
foto: Calin Capros