Climate Chat- Holding Fossil Fuels Companies Accountable (Dec 7- San Diego CA)
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Chat- Holding Fossil Fuels Companies Accountable (Dec 7- San Diego CA)

  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego (map)
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California communities are fighting back and demanding answers from oil and gas companies who've known since the early 1960s that the consequences of burning fossil fuels would be global warming and rising sea levels. 

Join Serge Dedina, Mayor of Imperial Beach Mayor and Executive Director of WILDCOAST and Peter Zahn, Councilmember, Solana Beach for a lively discussion of how we can hold the fossil fuel industry accountable and advance climate solutions.

Please RSVP: https://sandiego350.org/blog/event/civi_event_515

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Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Dec 3 Los Angeles CA)
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Dec 3 Los Angeles CA)

Keystone XL; LNG; Line3 and 105 others, add the fracking permits approved, these are irrational and dangerous extractive corporate business plans all over our community, near and far, our Earth Mother is suffering. She is being assaulted. She is being abused. Our Mother is being raped.

- Environmental Injustice: the historical sickness of gluttony and greed, a cancer of historical addiction of profit. Assaulting, abusing and raping for a profit, the global pimps selling her blood, they are selling her gifts. Frontline communities, our POC, they fight for their lives everyday. 

- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #mmiw❤️ 
Daily the mass media news reports about rape culture of Hollywood. News reports are rare, closer to non existent, and for certain, not daily, about our Indigenous sisters. The sexual violence and human trafficking of Indigenous women, WOC, must be provided airtime as these crimes are global. The perps, the rapists and the kidnappers are employed amongst 2000 male employees at extractive corporations, known as man camps. Employees at pipelines in particular are known to take the lives and to take the breath of our relatives and rarely if ever see a day in court, rarely charged for their crimes. Our sister relatives are missing and never found. Our sister relatives if ever found are murdered. From the farm fields to the factory industries to the pipelines... extracting from womens' lives and extracting from our Earth Mother.

- This isn't just another call or FB event for another rally. This isn't a fashionable afternoon for a selfie. It's your day to reconnect with like minded hearts to honor the differences and find the similarities because have one goal: 
Clean Water
Clean Air
Healthy Land

The fire comes from within you....

#EarthMotherRights
#endrapeculture
#endextractiveindustries
#decolonize 
#isntjustahashtag
#decolonizemetoo
#allies
#accomplices
#divest
#activistintgrity
#organizationintigrity
#usandwe
#UNITY

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Rally at Wells Fargo: Divest From KXL & Dirty Pipelines! (Nov 30 San Francisco CA)
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

Rally at Wells Fargo: Divest From KXL & Dirty Pipelines! (Nov 30 San Francisco CA)

  • 464 California St San Francisco, CA 94104 (map)
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On November 30th, join us as we rally at Wells Fargo’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand that they divest from Keystone XL and other dirty pipelines. We will be delivering the tens of thousands of letters and divestment pledges from across the country to their doorstep, and we will make it clear that our movement will only grow louder and stronger if Wells Fargo fails to act now. 

Big banks like Wells Fargo help fund the companies behind dangerous fossil fuel pipelines — like Keystone XL, Line 3, and Dakota Access — that threaten Indigenous rights, the climate, and communities. If your money is invested with Wells Fargo and other Wall Street banks like them, it can be helping to fund these harmful projects that may not align with your values. 

That’s why people all across the country have been demanding Wells Fargo divest from dirty pipelines, and even moving their own money out of the bank due to their failure to act. Just this year alone, more than 100,000 people have sent letters to Wells Fargo urging them not to fund Keystone XL or other dangerous pipelines, and more than 20,000 have pledged to divest from or boycott Wells Fargo and other big banks financing fossil fuels. 

Wells Fargo has an opportunity to move away from the financial and reputational risks of supporting dirty pipelines. This week, the preferred route for Keystone XL was rejected and another route was advanced -- one that TransCanada, the company behind the project, has called unworkable. This pipeline has already been stopped and delayed for nearly a decade, and we will continue to fight back no matter what happens. Wells Fargo and others continue to loan billions of dollars to TransCanada, including two loans totaling $1.5 billion that are up for renewal this December. This is a clear opportunity for Wells Fargo to cut off these loans and end its investments in tar sands projects. 

We need to show Wells Fargo that they will continue to be held publicly accountable for their investments. See you there!

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Standing Rock Stories at L.A. Skins Fest (Nov 14-19  Los Angeles CA)
Nov
14
to Nov 19

Standing Rock Stories at L.A. Skins Fest (Nov 14-19 Los Angeles CA)

Screening of my film Standing Rock Stories at the 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST.

The Screening will take place on NOVEMBER 19 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the TCL Chinese Theater #6 in Hollywood, CA.

http://laskinsfest.com/event/standing-rock-stories/

Standing Rock Stories (6:30) Extraordinary footage of Standing Rock accompanies Emalene Manuel’s account of her experience at Standing Rock.

My film has been nominated under the “Emerging Filmmaker” Category.

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Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Nov 11- Fremont CA)
Nov
11
1:30 PM13:30

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Nov 11- Fremont CA)

See “AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock,” the documentary that tells the story of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s historic peaceful resistance to the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors” – activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar DAPL. The free screening will take place on Saturday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m., at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont (at Nursery). A discussion will follow the screening.

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Divestment Meeting! (Nov 7- Santa Rosa CA)
Nov
7
3:45 PM15:45

Divestment Meeting! (Nov 7- Santa Rosa CA)

  • Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County (map)
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Defund DAPL!

"If Citibank, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank and TD Securities were to hold back the remaining $1.4 billion, the cash for the pipeline could dry up and the project could come grinding to a potentially permanent halt." -- DefundDAPL.org

We've promoted divestment since our group formed in September. And now we have a new team focusing on divestment. Our goals are to get the City of Santa Rosa to do a public proclamation that they have divested from fossil fuels, and to get the city to divest from Wells Fargo. However there are no socially responsible banks large enough to handle the city's account that can insure accounts over $250,000. 

So our goal is to have the city start a public bank so they don't have to bank at Wall Street banks which are just as bad as Wells Fargo! There are other huge local benefits to public banking as well. A public bank is a wholesale bank. It does not compete with local banks, credit unions and savings and loans. As a wholesale bank, it is able to partner with local banks, credit unions and savings & loans to lower interest rates and keep money and invest in the local community. 

Come join us! Come make this happen! 

Check our Facebook Eventa page for any updates/future events/changes. And divest! 

http://defunddapl.org/

This event is wheelchair accessible.

#PublicBanking#Divestment#DefundDAPL

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Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour - #NoDAPL (Oct 28 Oakland CA)
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour - #NoDAPL (Oct 28 Oakland CA)

Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour!

Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya Speak:
How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

All events will be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby. 

Jessica and Ruby need your support to spread the word! 

Please SHARE, invite friends to this and other events, & click Interested wherever you are ♥

They think they will likely be indicted and in jail awaiting trial soon. So these events are necessarily being organized on short notice. We need every single person to help get the word out. If you are part of an organization, please consider emailing your list. Please share on facebook and twitter. Thanks very much ♥

TOUR DATES:

October 16th - Eugene, OR
Wesley Center
2520 Harris Street
Eugene, OR 97405
7:00 - 9:00 pm

October 18th - Phoenix, OR
Phoenix Branch Library
510 W 1st St, Phoenix, OR 97535
6:30 - 9:30 pm
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/648248178632959/

October 20th - Portland, OR
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Olympia, WA
Date and Location TBD

Seattle, WA
Date and Location TBD

October 28th - Oakland, CA
The Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
7:00 - 9:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/893041157511147/

Background:
In the fall of 2016, while the epic battle over Indigenous Rights and fossil fuel infrastructure was being waged in Standing Rock, ND against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Catholic Workers Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek sabotaged DAPL infrastructure over and over during its construction near their home in Iowa, successfully delaying the destructive oil project for many weeks.

Recently, they revealed what they had done to the world, despite never being caught in the act. Now they’re traveling the West Coast, speaking publicly about their actions, why they decided to do what they did, and why they’ve publicly taken responsibility for it.

Come join Ruby and Jessica to learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

These events are for everyone. Whether you agree with Jessica and Ruby's actions completely or not. Everyone who comes with respect and is genuinely interested in a productive dialogue is welcome.

The Global Climate Crisis is forcing people who never imagined or wanted to do anything like Jessica’s and Ruby’s actions to question and re-evaluate what they’re willing to do to confront it. And ask ourselves whether we are willing to support actions like these after they occur - even though some of us would never want to or be able to engage in actions like these ourselves.

With forests on fire, seas rising, super storms ripping apart the coastlines and so many of the most vulnerable people and wild things being hurt by climate change wemust rely on each other to stop this destruction

Our hope lies in the fact that we are capable of so much more than we can even imagine. Jessica and Ruby are just one example of this.

We invite you to an evening where we can all be among people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.

#NoDAPL
#WaterisLife
#MiniWiconi
#DirectActionGetstheGoods

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October Meeting - Fracking & Housing (Oct 26 San Luis Obispo CA)
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

October Meeting - Fracking & Housing (Oct 26 San Luis Obispo CA)

Agenda
5:30pm food & drink for sale
6pm - 8pm meeting

- Welcome & quick club business update.

- Puerto Rico: Local business owner and Puerto Rico native Grisel Puig-Snider will let us know how we can help with hurricane relief efforts and explain the urgency of the situation.

- Housing Crisis: Hear from Julia Ogden from Habitat for Humanity about ways to combat our local housing crisis and the importance of our "inclusionary housing ordinance" (which is now at risk by the Board of Supervisors).

- Oil Money Out! Jeanne Blackwell will present a new effort to get elected officials and candidates to sign the pledge: "I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits." We've invited many elected officials to join us and we'll ask them to sign the pledge during the meeting.

- Special Guest Speakers: Mary & Andy Hsia-Coron, 2 leading activists who were instrumental in successfully passing Measure Z, a ballot measure to ban fracking in Monterey County. Hear how they won this hard fought battle despite millions of dollars of oil industry and how we can do it here in SLO County.

*Also please note that due to Thanksgiving our November meeting will be on November 16th (6pm). Join us for a Progressive Friendsgiving Dinner!

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Promised Land Film Screening & Panel Discussion (Oct 20 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Promised Land Film Screening & Panel Discussion (Oct 20 Los Angeles CA)

A special film screening of the documentary, Promised Land with a panel discussion afterwards. 

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

A panel discussion follows with: filmmakers; Rudy Ortega Jr., Tribal President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Duane Champagne and Carole Goldberg, Co-Directors of the Fernandeño Tataviam Federal Recognition Team; and leaders from the Chinook Indian Nation and Duwamish Tribe. 

Please RSVP at http://promisedlandfilm.eventbrite.com/ 

UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).

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Indigenous Women on the Frontlines (Oct 14 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Indigenous Women on the Frontlines (Oct 14 Los Angeles CA)

Elder Barbara Drake (Tongva), Elder Kat High (Hupa), Elder Rebecca Robles (Acjachemen), Deborah Miranda (Ohlone/Chumash), Lydia Ponce (Mayo/Quechua), Kumu Mikilani Young (Hawaiian) and in Memorial for Unci, Elder Rachelle Figueroa (Arapaho/Tarascan). These distinguished women are longtime tribal, community workers, cultural educators and community activists. Their bios represent a wide cross-section of disciplines, knowledge, and wisdom and still remain at the front line.

Unci, Elder Rachelle Figueroa is being honored in memorial, having passed into the Spirit World June 21, 2017. Mother, grandmother, a world traveler, and Director of the MorningStar Foundation, which brought Grandmothers from the four directions of the world and gave so much to others, always. She carried herself with honor and respect for all people, immersed her self in kindness, love, ceremony, and spirituality in everything she did. She is deeply missed, but her spirit continues to exist. 

We want to recognize the women for all they have given for so many years, and simply say thank you! We hope you will join us to honor seven incredible and amazing women.

We are honored to have Carry Kim, MC for the event.

We are also honored to have the MorningStar Foundation HummingBird Drum.

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Indigenous Peoples Day, City of San Fernando CA- Oct 14
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Indigenous Peoples Day, City of San Fernando CA- Oct 14

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the sovereignty, cultures, and lives of all indigenous peoples. The event will host songs and dances of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as traditional storytelling. There will be indigenous food, drum circles, traditional games, arts and crafts workshops, educational booths, and interactive stations.

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The No DAPL Reader: (Part 2) An Indigenous Peoples' History (Oct 10th- Sacramento CA)
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

The No DAPL Reader: (Part 2) An Indigenous Peoples' History (Oct 10th- Sacramento CA)

Join No DAPL Sacramento at our second reading club meeting. We will be discussing the second part of the first book, An Indigenous People's History of the United States. This event is free and all are welcome, whether or not you read the book. If you need assistance obtaining the text, contact us for help.

We will be discussing the following chapters:
- Seven: Sea to Shining Sea
- Eight: “Indian Country”
- Nine: US Triumphalism and Peacetime Colonialism
- Ten: Ghost Dance Prophesy: A Nation is Coming
- Eleven: The Doctrine of Discovery
- Conclusion: The Future of the United States

The first portion of the book will be discussed on September 5. Here is the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/260225384469584

For more information about the book visit this link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20588662-an-indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-united-states

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz (Oct 9 San Francisco CA)
Oct
9
5:00 AM05:00

Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz (Oct 9 San Francisco CA)

October 9th, 2017

Alcatraz Island * San Francisco * Ohlone Territory

Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Speakers will include:
Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
William “Bill” Means (Oglala Lakota)
Leonard “Lenny” Foster (Dine)
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
MC Lakota Harden (Lakota/ Ho Chunk)
And other special guests!

Ohlone Welcome, All Nations Drum, Intertribal Ohlone-Pomo dancers and updates on protecting sacred lands and pipeline struggles from across Turtle Island.

PIER 33 - TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 4:30 AM, BOATS RUN TO ISLAND AT 5:00 AM, 5:15AM & 5:45 AM. TICKETS $11.00, CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.

Simulcast on KPFA 94.1 FM and online at http//www.kpfa.org

For more information contact the IITC San Francisco Office: (415) 641-4482; Morning Star Gali: mstargali@gmail.com or Rochelle Diver, rochelle@treatycouncil.org

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Indigenous People's Day : Honoring Leonard Peltier (Oct 8 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Indigenous People's Day : Honoring Leonard Peltier (Oct 8 Los Angeles CA)

On August 30th the LA City Council voted to approve Indigenous People's Day, as the second Monday of October: 14 yes votes and 1 no vote. The City changes will be completed by October 2018, it will no longer be Christopher Columbus Day! The LA County will soon make this change, too. 

This year's celebration must offer recognition and an honor for Leonard Peltier, our relative is still imprisoned. 

Join us as there is much to do and we must take time to share the beautiful day as Indigenous People's Day and work together for our relative's freedom.

_ Speakers : David Hill, American Indian Movement and head of the Peltier Defense Comittee. Rudy Ortega Tataviam Nation, confirmations updated daily
- Music: Live performances by Kelly Caballeros Tongva, Jessa Calderon Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash, CMPLX Mexica, Azul Quetzal Mayan, Aztlan Underground Odami,Raramuri,Mazahua,Mayo,
Opata Apache, Mayan, Yaqui,
Stephanie Sallee, Washoe, Miracle Dolls,
and Raye Zaragoza, MTBA..


- Indigenous Dance Exhibitions
- Vendors, Food and Merchandise

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Community Meeting: Klamath Pipeline Threat (Sept 21- Orleans CA)
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Community Meeting: Klamath Pipeline Threat (Sept 21- Orleans CA)

Community Meeting on the Klamath Pipeline Threat: Come eat spaghetti dinner and hear a report back from Margo Robbins and others who attended the Oregon Coalition Strategy Sessions. This is an opportunity to learn more and get involved in stopping the Jordan Cove LNG Project -- including the 232 mile proposed pipeline that would cross under the Klamath River. 
Dinner 5:30
Meeting 6-7:30 pm

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Honor: "Veterans for Standing Rock" on Constitution Day (Sept 17- Yucaipa CA)
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Honor: "Veterans for Standing Rock" on Constitution Day (Sept 17- Yucaipa CA)

Discussion and Meeting about: Graywolf's up coming "Unity Walk" to be held on November 11th. 2017.
Presentation of: John Bolenbough's Video
This will also be an Open Forum Event concerning how the United States Constitution effects Native Americans in "The Spirit of the Law" and how Heroic the.Veterans actually were that have been "Standing with Standing Rock".
Also covered in the Open Forum" What is the "Native American Definition of "Free Speech" and what the Hell does that have to do with anythin?
Important Questions:
Why would Honorably Discharged Veterans of the Unity States Military risk their Lives in order to Support a "Peaceful Protest" of a one time Enemy?
What would you do if: you found that your Great or Great Great Grandfather after being Shanghide about a Merchant Marine Ship in Ireland and jumping ship in Alabama's Mobile Bay was adopted by the Cherokee Nation?
Furthermore, by Joining the Cherokees your Grandfather by way of Cherokee Tradition gave up all claim that he previuosly held under the White Mans Law?
What if this Man was according to White Mans Law Related to: Charles Thomas Wnchester Moore?
Would you Spiritual Eyes want to look deeply into what this Man ways saying and the statement that your Grandfather made when he joined the Cherokee Tribe?
Would you even begin to ask or want to know about any thing from a Family Researcher? Would you call on your Family Researcher's Spirit to know? ative
Then if you found yourself placed into WANT through "White Man's" Evil what would you do then?.
Would you Honor your Ancestors at all?
"Honor thy Father & thy Mother that thy Days may be long upon the Earth" is what White Mans Bible states, but how do you Honor your ancestors if you make their same miskes?

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The No DAPL Reader: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the U.S. (Sept 12th- Sacramento, CA)
Sep
12
6:15 PM18:15

The No DAPL Reader: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the U.S. (Sept 12th- Sacramento, CA)

Join No DAPL Sacramento at our first reading club meeting. The first book we will be reading is An Indigenous People's History of the United States. This event is free and all are welcome, whether or not you read the book. If you need assistance obtaining the text, contact us for help.

At the first meeting we will be discussing the following chapters:
- Introduction: This Land
- One: Follow the Corn
- Two: Culture of Conquest
- Three: Cult of the Covenant
- Four: Bloody Footprints
- Five: Birth of a Nation
- Six: The Last of the Mohicans and Andrew Jackson’s White Republic

We will discuss the remainder of the book at the following meeting on October 10th. The FB event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/878468428968242

For more information about the book visit this link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20588662-an-indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-united-states

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Ban Fracking Rally at Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit
Sep
1
to Sep 15

Ban Fracking Rally at Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit

  • San Francisco, California (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pro-fracking, pro-oil Governor Jerry Brown announced a Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018 in San Francisco.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/climate/jerry-brown-california-climate-summit.html

Sounds like a good opportunity to make our voice heard and make sure that the next Governor is willing to stand up to big oil!

--
The Center for Public Integrity on "Big Oil’s grip on California"
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/02/13/20685/big-oil-s-grip-california

Consumer Watchdog "Dirty Hands" report
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands

"Oil Money Out, People Power In" by Dan Bacher
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/05/oil-money-out-people-power-in/

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Big Pine Paiute Permaculture Action Day #OnTheRoadToBurningMan (Aug25th- Big Pine CA)
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Big Pine Paiute Permaculture Action Day #OnTheRoadToBurningMan (Aug25th- Big Pine CA)

  • 825 South Main Street Big Pine, CA 93513 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Big Pine Paiute TribeBurners Without BordersPermaculture Action Network, and the Indigenous Farming Project for a Permaculture Action Day on the Road to Burning Man at the Big Pine Paiute Tribal Garden. The garden is a publicly-accessible demonstration project that features permaculture design, perennial & annual plant cultivation, and plants native to the Eastern Sierras. 

Everyone is welcome and this event is free to attend! 

Join us anytime after 5:30pm on Friday, August 26th when the weekly farmers’ market opens to the community. You are welcome to camp overnight on the land with us! We will have food, a basic solar shower, and other hospitality provided. We will work on hands-on projects all day Saturday, August 26th while we share meals and story, listen to live musical performances, and participate in workshops and skillshares. 

This permaculture food sovereignty project of the Big Pine Paiute is located along Highway 395 in Big Pine, CA, at the Big Pine Paiute Tribal Headquarters. We have designed this day to fall on a perfect midpoint for folks traveling to Burning Man’s Black Rock City from the Southwest of the United States. Leave Friday evening and come camp with us, or leave Saturday morning to come take action with us for a few hours before continuing your drive up to Black Rock City (gates open at 12:01am on Sunday and it’s a 5 hour drive from Big Pine up to Black Rock City). 

Who Are the Big Pine Paiute Tribe?

"Big Pine Paiute Tribe is federally recognized and resides on the Big Pine Indian Reservation in Big Pine, California. 

Our ancestors lived in harmony with all organisms through a lifestyle based on traditional subsistence. Our ancestors gathered resources from the earth in a varying schedule which relied on seasons and locations. In the fall, the most important food item for our ancestors, pinenuts were gathered. Pinenuts were gathered in the mountains and sometimes if the crop was plentiful, they would stay in the groves throughout the winter. In spring, the valley floor would create an abundance of plant resources including seeds, berries and roots vital to the health of our people. All the resources our ancestors needed for a subsistence lifestyle relied on one variable which was unpredictable…water."

What Action-Based Projects Are Happening?:

We will be building a large greenhouse for winter growing and digging rainwater catchment earthworks and swales to catch and store rainwater in the soil. Ever wanted to learn how to catch and store water in the soil to nourish your gardens? Want to build a large food-growing greenhouse? Join us on your way to the burn!

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Hard Lessons from Standing Rock: Slide Show & Conversation
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Hard Lessons from Standing Rock: Slide Show & Conversation

How can resistance movements nationwide learn from the successes and failures of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota? Join Indivisible: Conejo and SWAN for a powerful presentation by Atta Stevenson, principal advisor for Frontline Wellness United and former president of the California Inter-Tribal Council. She'll present a brief history of the Standing Rock movement and speak about how to build sustainable, nonviolent resistance movements -- and how to ensure that populations under threat in such situations receive sufficient medical and wellness support.

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Admin/Organizing Meeting!
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Admin/Organizing Meeting!

  • Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Santa Rosa, California

It's not over for Standing Rock! The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) remains a hazard to the water supply for the families and future generations of Standing Rock and beyond. We are focusing on promoting divestment from DAPL and fossil fuel companies, fundraising for legal defense, and education and awareness raising.

We will get updates and talk about next steps (upcoming events, actions, divestment team, etc). Come join us!

We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 4 to 6pm, at the Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa, unless otherwise noted on our Facebook Events page and our mailing list. Check our Facebook page for any updates/future events/changes.

New members welcome! Come get involved!!!

**This event is wheelchair accessible**

Email sonomasolidarity@gmail.com to join our mailing list.

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Oil Money Out - Action Day
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Oil Money Out - Action Day

📢 OIL MONEY OUT, PEOPLE POWER IN 📢

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, volunteers across the ENTIRE STATE of California are hosting and attending *Attention Raising/Petition Gathering Events* at our local farmer's markets, grocery stores, shopping centers, concerts, etc.

We will be doing TWO MAIN things:
1) Handing out factsheets to the general public to raise awareness about the massive amounts of money the oil industry is spending to continue to drilling and polluting in California,
2) Collecting as many petition signatures as possible to demand that our legislators stop taking dirty oil money and start prioritizing public health over industry profits.

JOIN THE ACTION DAY! Only with YOUR help will this campaign be successful!

To host an event in your community and get more information, go to:

https://www.oilmoneyout.com/get-signatures/

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Pints for Non-Profits for PCFFA's work on Klamath/ North Coast (Aug 10th- McKinleyville, CA)
Aug
10
12:00 AM00:00

Pints for Non-Profits for PCFFA's work on Klamath/ North Coast (Aug 10th- McKinleyville, CA)

Beat the heat while supporting the salmon. Come drink a beer, buy a shirt, or bid on an auction item to support the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) work on the North Coast. Help us bring the Klamath and Eel River salmon home while listening to live music at the amazing Six Rivers Brewery. We won't be serving salmon even though it is the beginning of this salmon season due to record low salmon runs on the Klamath this year, but with your help we will fight to bring the salmon back by fighting for water and to take down fish killing dams. Bring your friends!Beat the heat while supporting the salmon. Come drink a beer, buy a shirt, or bid on an auction item to support the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) work on the North Coast. Help us bring the Klamath and Eel River salmon home while listening to live music at the amazing Six Rivers Brewery. We won't be serving salmon even though it is the beginning of this salmon season due to record low salmon runs on the Klamath this year, but with your help we will fight to bring the salmon back by fighting for water and to take down fish killing dams. Bring your friends!

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No DAPL Sacramento Dinner and a Movie
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

No DAPL Sacramento Dinner and a Movie

  • 440 T Street Sacramento, CA, 95811 United States (map)
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The No DAPL movement is far from over. The Black Snakes (oil pipelines) still threatens our beautiful Mother. It is time to reawaken the Water Protector in all of us.

Let's build our community, break bread, and watch Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock on Saturday, August 5th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Community Room at Southside Park Cohousing, 434 T Street, behind the 440 T St building. 

This event is a fundraiser to help fund a future Advanced Nonviolent Direct Action Training to be held in August or September. Dinner will be Indio Viejo, an indigenous Nicaraguan meal made of corn and vegetables. 

A suggested donation of $10 will be requested, however no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Also, Maile Hampton will be selling her infamous Fry Bread!

There will be events before and after the movie showing. Stay tuned for more information!

Invite your friends!

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Jul
31
1:30 PM13:30

Honor Veterans for Standing Rock Plus @ Crafton Hills College! (Aug 1st- Yucaipa, CA)

Okay folks! This is basically going to be the same thing I did over at the Yucaipa Street Fair with the excepting that I will also be there taking Signatures as a Paid State Circular for: "The New Hampshire Style Legislative Act" so that I can make Money! If you're coming look for the Blue Canopy with Green Walls in the Quad! will be Streaming Repeats of: John Bolenbough's Video from his Website: www.helppa.org, sharing information and gathering Signatures Also, my Cell Number is: 9095226718

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L.A. County Court Hearing: Stop Injections at Aliso Canyon!
Jul
28
12:30 PM12:30

L.A. County Court Hearing: Stop Injections at Aliso Canyon!

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This is the time for us to push really really hard!

Join our rally and show up in court to support the County's injunction to stop gas injections at Aliso Canyon! Judge Wiley needs to see our community there supporting this action!

CA agencies claim Aliso Canyon is safe but the County's lawsuit points out that there has been no comprehensive safety review of the facility and injections at this time are life threatening to nearby communities.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2-3RgMg5wGCSHRqUG1XNGhKTzQ/view

LA County also included a lengthy list of the requirements of SB 380, now California law, that have not been met!

WHAT: RALLY at 12:30pm, HEARING at 1:30pm
WHERE: Central Civil West Courthouse, 600 South Commonwealth, Los Angeles, CA 90005 Courtroom 311.
METRO: Wilshire/Vermot stop on Metro Red Line
PARKING: Parking is available for a fee at various parking lots surrounding the courthouse. There is limited metered street parking on Grand Ave. and Hill St.

WEAR RED or your #ShutItALLDown Shirt!

And please help Save Porter Ranch continue this fight with your generous donation. Tax deductible!
http://www.saveporterranch.com/donate

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City Council Vote to Oppose Offshore Oil and Press Conference
Jul
25
1:30 PM13:30

City Council Vote to Oppose Offshore Oil and Press Conference

Join us in urging the Santa Barbara City Council to pass a resolution against offshore oil drilling and fracking. 

We’ll kick off the City Council meeting with a press conference and rally and then head inside to give public comment in support of the resolution.

The Trump administration is evaluating our national marine sanctuaries for possible drilling, working on a new oil lease plan, and allowing fracking in the SB Channel. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that our local government voice its opposition to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. Santa Barbara will be considering a resolution at their next city council meeting.

Make a 2-min public comment opposing offshore oil, bring a sign to hold in your lap, or just come show your support in the audience.

City Council member Dominguez, staff from Rep. Carbahal's office, a local business owner and more will speak at the press conference.

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