Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!
Jun
22
2:30 pm14:30

Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!

  • SEPTA Headquarters

Two days after Sunoco/ETP announced yet another drilling leak in Mariner East 2 pipeline construction, SEPTA's board will vote about whether to grant Sunoco/ETP an easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The agreement would grant Sunoco easements for FOUR pipelines on the out-of-service Chester Creek Branch near Aston. SEPTA is a municipal authority. Its priority needs to be for the people living in SEPA, not a giant corporation that has already flouted local laws and endangered our environment and neighbors' safety.

Come pack the room and tell SEPTA to tell Sunoco/ETP NO!

The Board meeting begins at 3PM.

More information from the Board Meeting agenda here:
http://septa.org/about/board/pdf/agenda-06-17.pdf

March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh
Jun
20
5:00 pm17:00

March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh

  • Station Square

The week of June 20, two major petrochemical conferences will be descending on Pittsburgh. The Northeast US Petrochemical Construction Conference will meet at Station Square for the first half of the week and the DUG East Conference will be held at the Convention Center the second half of the week. The fracking companies are doubling down on destroying western Pennsylvania. 

Let's tell the frackers that they're not welcome in Pittsburgh! Join us at 5pm on June 20 for a march and rally against the toxic gas and plastic infrastructure at the DUG East and Northeast Petrochemical Conferences in downtown Pittsburgh. We'll meet at Station Square and march to the convention center.  

Transportation is available from:

Cranberry Commons—Lower Lot—Departing at 4:00pm
184 S Main St, Washington, PA—Departing at 4:00pm
Shop 'n Save, 4536 William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668—Departing at 4:00pm

If you need a ride into the city please RSVP by June 13 so we can arrange enough transportation for everyone!
https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-and-rally-against-fracking-conferences-in-pittsburgh

The Direct Support Fund is made possible by The Heinz Endowments and The 11th Hour Project and is a project of the Mountain Watershed Association. For more information or to apply please visit www.mtwatershed.com.

Pipeline Awareness Forum
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Pipeline Awareness Forum

  • Northley Middle School

Join Us for a Panel Presentation
Speakers include State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky as well as representatives from Middletown Coalition for Community Safety and Sierra Club. Q&A to follow with panel members as well as Penn-Delco Superintendent Dr. Steinhoff, who will answer school safety questions.

 Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed
Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed

  • Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Ctr.

Demand a ban on fracking in the Delaware River June 14!

Wednesday June 14
10:30 am (gather at 10am)
Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting
Washington Crossing State Park, PA

Sign up with DRBC NOW to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi
And let us know you’ll be there: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd 
Write up what you want to say and hand it in to the Commissioners! They won't be back until after the summer!

The public has been storming the Delaware River Basin Commission meetings this year to support a permanent ban on drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. On June 14, the DRBC Commissioners – the Governors of PA, NY, NJ and DE and the Trump Administration’s federal representative from the Army Corps -- will meet for the last time until the fall. Let’s use the public comment period to tell them why we, as individuals, oppose allowing fracking and why we support a complete drilling ban. 

Concern that the DRBC may be considering lifting the current moratorium has spurred a fury of public opposition and fueled the campaign to ban fracking and drilling in the Basin. The Governors and the feds are the voting members who will choose between fracking and a ban. They need to hear directly from those who would be impacted – you. 

Join your friends and neighbors during the meeting’s public comment session to IDENTIFY yourself – who you are, your profession, where you live, what you value and love about the river and its watershed that you will fight to protect from the ravages of gas development. Since big signs can’t be brought in the building, wear a t-shirt that makes your statement; write up a 2 minute statement that you can hand in to the Commissioners if they close down the comment period before you speak. To make an informed choice, the DRBC needs to understand where we are all coming from, why we want a ban. Let’s tell them! 
Sign up NOW with DRBC to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi 

Please RSVP here so we can share emerging details with you about the day: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd
Plan to be there by 10:00 am at the latest, bring a lunch and stay after to rally for a ban and enjoy the beautiful Delaware River at the Park. 

See you June 14!

Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

  • Penns Square Lancaster

We will be gathering at Penns Square Lancaster corner of Kinh n Queen st. @ 12noon to raise awareness on the negative effects of the atlantic sunrise pipeline and the williams partners llc.
Please bring yourselves,signs,rattles,drums,singing voices and dancing shoes.
AIM Lancaster will be drumming if you feel you want to dance than by all means,dance!
Lets keep the momentum going,while we are not at camp lets bring it to the street!
Anyone interested in speaking please let me know.
AIM 4-LiFE!

Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day

  • 4 Covered Bridge Dr Bloomsburg, PA 17815

William's Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, slated for construction through Columbia County, has prevented the farmers of Hearts & Bones Farm from farming the land this season. While unable to use the fields for CSA and their market garden, organic farmers Chris McCallum and Jill Lashmett refuse to abandon their land to the natural gas industry. 

This summer, with the help of the Columbia County Against the Pipeline Campaign, the Shalefield Organizing Committee, and the community, Hearts & Bones farm will be "Planted Against the Pipeline," featuring flowers of resistance, a pumpkin patch, and more! 

Planting will kick-off on Saturday June 3rd, where field will be planted with wildflowers, Sunflowers, and various types of Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins! 

Future events will be held throughout the summer to mulch the Pumpkin Patch, weed the field, and more. 
Volunteers will be needed throughout the summer, so if you can't make our first event, stay tuned!

Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities
Jun
3
8:30 am08:30

Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities

  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Are municipalities prepared to deal with drilling in their communities? Join us for a forum on everything you'll need to know about local zoning regulations and preparing for shale drilling in your community.

This event is for elected officials and community leaders looking to engage with this issue at the local level in their community. 

Seating is limited, so register today!

For more information, contact Douglas A. Shields at dshields@fwwatch.org or 267-428-1917.

Confirmed Speakers:

John Smith, Esq., Smith Butz Law
Patricia McGrail, Esq., McGrail & Associates
George Jugovic, Esq., PennFuture
Joe Horowitz, Esq., Commissioner, South Fayette Township
Patricia M. DeMarco, PhD., Councilmember, Forest Hills Borough
Kirk Jalbert, Ph.D. and Matt Kelso, The FracTracker Alliance

Lancaster Water Week
Jun
3
Jun 10

Lancaster Water Week

  • Lancaster County Conservancy

Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles. Forty-seven percent of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. Our waterways drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water Connects Us All!

During Water Week you can expect tours of restoration projects, stream studies, kayak and bike tours, a movie night, river clean-up, riparian buffer tree planting, and a branded Water Week beer. Events include Susquehanna Riverlands National Trails Day Celebration along the Northwest River Trail, the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo, and Lancaster Conservancy’s Picnic on the Preserve. For a full listing and to sign up for events please visit
lancasterwaterweek.org

Tar Sands Valve Turners: Shut It Down & Disrupt the System
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Tar Sands Valve Turners: Shut It Down & Disrupt the System

  • Circle of Hope - 2007 Frankford Ave.

The tar sands Valve Turners will be making a Philadelphia appearance to share their stories & strategies behind their act of civil disobedience. Find out how impending climate catastrophe led them to use nonviolent direct action against the fossil fuel industry.

6-6:30 Meet&Greet w/refreshments
6:30-8:30 Panel & Discussion
We have the space until 9pm.

On October 11th 2016, these climate activists (in solidarity with resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline) turned emergency shut-off valves on the 5 pipelines that carry oil from the Canadian tar sands into the United States. It was an unprecedented act that shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day.
http://www.shutitdown.today/shut_it_down

Emily, Annette, Michael, Leonard and Ken (along with two supporters and one documentarian) have started their court proceedings fighting their felony charges where they will argue that their actions were not only morally necessary, but legally justified.
http://www.shutitdown.today/trial_support_intro

Join us for provocative discussion about what will be required of us if we are to maintain a livable planet for all. Find out how you can support the efforts of the Valve Turners who are fighting back against the fossil fuel industry and disrupting the system. 

Your $10 suggested donation goes towards Valve Turners' support fund and Pennsylvania resistance against the Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners Mariner East 2 pipeline currently in construction. 
https://www.resistsunocopa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CampWhitePinePA/

In Pennsylvania (2nd largest natural gas producer behind Texas) we are already battling state government who are colluding with the industry - 10,000+ natural gas fracked wells, proposed cracker plants, fracking waste injection wells, proposed or in construction pipelines (including Mariner East 2, Atlantic Sunrise, PennEast, Northern Access, Constitution, Revolution, Falcon, Orion, Greater Philadelphia Extension), crude oil bomb trains into Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, LNG export facilities like Marcus Hook and Septa's proposed fracked gas plants in Philadelphia.  

#shutitdown #defendwhatyoulove #peoplenotprofits#environmentaljustice #socialjustice

Light snacks and beverages provided. ADA accessible. Street parking. Public transportation from the Girard stop Market-Frankford line. Septa 5 bus. 

Hosted by EDGE350 PhiladelphiaResist Sunoco PA & Shut It Down - Climate Direct Action

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Emily & Annette
Shut off Enbridge Line 4 & 67 Pipelines in Leonard, Minnesota
“For years we’ve tried the legal, incremental, reasonable methods, and they haven’t been anything like enough; without a radical shift in our relationship to this Earth, all that we love will disappear. My fear of that possibility is far greater than my fear of jail."
Emily Johnston
“Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet.”
Annette Klapstein

Michael
Shut off Transcanada's Keystone Pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota
“I am here to generate action that wakes people up to the reality of what we are doing to life as we know it. All of our climate victories are meaningless if we don’t stop extracting oil, coal and gas now.”
Michael Foster

Ken
Shut off Kinder-Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline in Anacortes, Washington
“Only if we are truly contesting the means of our own destruction - like wrestling a gun from the hands of a suicide - will we be able to use words like “hope” without cynicism or despair.”
Ken Ward

Leonard
Shut off Spectra Energy's Express Pipeline in Coal Banks, Montana
"I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life."
Leonard Higgins

Sweat weekend at the Stand!
May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Sweat weekend at the Stand!

  • The Stand Camp

Reed Brown will be conducting Lakota sweat ceremonies Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Stand Camp 325 Conestoga Boulevard, Conestoga PA. The public is encouraged to come out and take part in one or both sweats this weekend. Experience the drumming, singing, the rebirth and cleansing of the spirit.

Pipeline Fighters Screening
May
22
May 23

Pipeline Fighters Screening

  • Zoetropolis Art House

Pipeline Fighters is a full length documentary by filmaker Marino Colmano that follows the fight to stop the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines as well as other pipelines across the country that threaten our water, air and communities. Please Join Lancaster Against Pipelines on Monday or Tuesday night, May 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm for this thought provoking and informative film. A brief Q&A will follow the film each night. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or can be purchased online. A trailer of this film can be seen by clicking on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gnTLqnUrsdA

Pack Scott Martin's Town Hall
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Pack Scott Martin's Town Hall

  • Solanco High School

MONDAY: Stand up for Lancaster Values at Scott Martin’s Town Hall

ACTION ALERT for residents of the 13th District. State Senator Scott Martin is holding a town hall (http://www.senatorscottmartinpa.com/2017-events/) on May 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Solanco High School cafeteria in Quarryville. We urgently need people to attend this event to let him know that his legislation is an assault on Lancaster Values.

Lancaster Stands Up is teaming up with CWS - Lancaster Immigration & Refugee Program and Lancaster Against Pipelines to make our voices heard on Monday. This unlikely coalition is born out of something we all have in common: a shared sense of pride in our Lancaster Values, and frustration with Harrisburg and Washington political elites who are siding with billionaires and racists over their constituents.

Our representatives are making it harder for all of us to realize the American dream. We want to live in safe, healthy, diverse communities, where all of us are welcome and where we can live happy and successful lives. We want to live without threat of ICE raids or dangerous fracked-gas pipelines. We will tell Scott Martin how we feel on Monday. We want a Lancaster County for All of Us.

UPDATE
Martin’s office is now claiming the event is at capacity. Lancaster Stands Up encourages residents of the 13th district to show up at the town hall regardless or whether or not you are able to register. He needs to hear ALL of our voices.

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Unsure if Scott Martin represents you? Enter your address into this link to find out: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

Scott Martin is a co-sponsor of SB10, a bill that would remove taxpayer funding from sanctuary cities. Lancaster Stands Up members have met with Martin to discuss this issue, and have reported disturbing anti-immigrant and racist language being used by the Senator.

Last week, Scott Martin held a closed door meeting open only to taxpayer-funded elected officials and law enforcement officers. Although Senator Martin’s event was focused on local opposition to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, no one from the local opposition was—in fact—invited to participate, or even attend, his event. Even more egregious is Senator Martin’s eagerness to side with industry concerns after three years of actively dismissing the concerns that thousands of his own constituents have voiced about the dangers and costs associated with the proposed ASP.

Since that time, Martin has announced his plan to introduce anti-free speech legislation in a direct effort to silence the local pipeline resistance. The implications of this legislation are broader than the anti-pipeline fight, and could be used to target anyone practice their first amendment rights.

It is clear that Martin is more interested in playing politics with Washington insiders more than he is interested in standing up for Lancaster Values: our history of loving our neighbors, respecting the right for free speech, and standing up for our farms and land.

We urge those in the 13th district to join us in preparing to show up and hold Scott Martin accountable for his support of this unacceptable legislation. Please start by RSVPing for the event:

Unsure if Scott Martin represents you? Enter your address into this link to find out: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

We ask that you please attend the meeting regardless of whether or not you RSVP.

Spring Concert: Water is Life
May
14
3:00 pm15:00

Spring Concert: Water is Life

  • Venice Island Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Freedom Band presents our Spring Concert: Water Is Life, with special guests Philadelphia Voices of Pride

Water has been a source of inspiration for composers throughout history, because it is so important on levels practical, aesthetic, and spiritual. Consider the majesty of a flowing river, the serene peace of a lake, the sprouting of crops after a good rain, the abrasive power of waves crashing on a vast shoreline; something about the magnificent power of water hits us at a fundamental level. Our music will strive to represent water in its many forms: from the sound of lazy rivers and devastating typhoons, to jaunty seafaring tunes and mists thick enough to swallow cathedrals.

Admission is always free, but please keep in mind that we operate on donations. Also, there will be some really nice raffle items, so bring some extra dollar bills for a little intermission fun!

Main Street Manayunk is a vibrant and accessible place to hang out before or after the concert-- there are many opportunities to treat your mom to a fun day out on Mother's Day. Whether she's the kind of person who would love to be pampered at a spa, do some boutiquey window shopping, linger at a sidewalk cafe or wine bar, or knock back some local brews and tacos-- Manayunk has all of that and more. You could even do an ecological tour of the lovely Manayunk Towpath, along the canal. Make a day of it!

Grandma Regina Brave and Friends at the Lancaster Stand
May
6
4:00 pm16:00

Grandma Regina Brave and Friends at the Lancaster Stand

  • 325 Conestoga Blvd Conestoga, PA 17516-9414

Come meet Grandma Regina and hear her Incredible Story.
Community Meal following. Burgers and Hotdogs provided.
Bring a side to share.
Grandma Regina Brave, a survivor of Wounded Knee II in 1973, was one of the last arrested for her actions standing up for treaty rights as police raided Oceti Sakowin earlier this year. She has a message for all of her supporters and all who follow the movement

Chapel Blockade Construction
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Chapel Blockade Construction

  • The Lancaster Stand

Come to The Stand to help construct a chapel and chapel pews. We will prepare the construction of the chapel to serve as a nonviolent, spiritual blockade to the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. Bring your tools. All skill levels welcomed - enthusiasm is what matters!

Pipeline Safety Forum: Mariner East Project & Beyond
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Pipeline Safety Forum: Mariner East Project & Beyond

  • East Goshen Township Building

This event will discuss the Middletown Coalition safety report which outlines the potential risks involved with the Mariner East project. The risk assessment utilized is the same scientific risk analysis the industry uses, but on an individualized project.

What hazardous materials will flow through these pipelines?
What happens in the event of a rupture?
What is your escape plan?
What legal paths are available to residents?
Are more pipelines coming our way?

Philly People's Climate March & more!
Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

Philly People's Climate March & more!

  • Philadelphia PA

PHILLY PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH & more!
From Standing Rock to occupied Lenape Land (Philly) 
We Stand 4 Environmental & Economic Racial Justice. 

WHAT: Rally & March followed by a Radical Soup & Discussion Panel
DATE: Saturday 4/29
TIMES: TBD
TENTATIVE STARTING TIME: 1PM
LOCATIONS: TBD

PLANNING INVITATION: 
Philly with Standing Rock (aka Philly NoDAPL) is having public meetings to plan for the People’s Climate March in Philly and you are invited to attend or spread the word among organizers and community members who are directly impacted by the effects of environmental and economic racism. We are particularly looking for people who organize within our Indigenous, Brown, Black and/or other working class communities. 

Upcoming public meetings:
Tue. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 - 7:15PM-9:15PM at 720 N 5th St. #311
Sat, 4/15 - place and time TBD


CONTACT FACILITATORS: 
Philly with Standing Rock
Email: phillywithstandingrock@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/phillyNoDAPLsolidarity/

PA Pipeline Resistance Fundraiser
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

PA Pipeline Resistance Fundraiser

  • Bartram's Garden

Camp White Pine, a resistance camp in Huntingdon County, PA on the route of the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline, needs your support in order to resist eminent domain and help this camp grow!

Join us at Bartram's Garden's beautiful historic barn for an evening featuring:
Musical performances by:
Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble 
Stephen Landis
Tristan Arthur Dahn

Plus:
Speakers
Art Creation
Hors d'Ouevres
Beverages, including a special Pennsylvania cocktail made with Bartram's Garden honey!

The suggested donation of $20 includes one free drink, but is sliding scale- no one turned away! All proceeds from the event will support the efforts of Camp White Pine.

For more information about Camp White Pine, visit
www.resistsunocopa.com
www.edgephilly.org

TCM Inaugural House Meeting
Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

TCM Inaugural House Meeting

  • 253 Elm St Westfield, PA 16950

Discover an exciting way to connect and organize to ensure the planet we all want-- a world that works well for everyone.

-----> FB is notorious for shifting event times, despite edits to correct-- this is from 7-9pm.

Beth and Doug Rowland have graciously offered to host this casual evening. We will explore what we want to see happen in Tioga County and beyond, and get to know each other well enough to take shared and individual action towards our goals.

The location is up the street from St. John's Episcopal Church; look for the white house, green shutters, and little white fence. 

If you're interested in hosting one of these in your area, please come to see how fun and easy it can be!

Academic Symposium on the Health Impacts of Fracking Industry
Apr
26
12:30 pm12:30

Academic Symposium on the Health Impacts of Fracking Industry

  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center

I hope you will be able to join us at the symposium to learn about the medical perspective of the health impacts of the fracking industry, featuring the research of Yale's Dr. Nicole Deziel on the carcinogenic nature of the chemicals used in the fracking industry, Johns Hopkins' Dr. Brian Schwartz on the epistemological data on asthma and fracking drill sites and PSR's own, Dr. Pouné Saberi's research on methane gas from the fracking industry and its impact on human health, especially as it relates to global climate disruption.

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

  • New York, NY

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

Standing Rock Heroes, Grandmother Regina Brave & Charles Whalen1
Apr
23
12:30 pm12:30

Standing Rock Heroes, Grandmother Regina Brave & Charles Whalen1

  • The Nakashima Foundation for Peace

Oceti Sakowin (Standing Rock) Heroes, Grandmother Regina Brave and Charles Whalen’s Speaking Tour at Nakashima Foundation for Peace Conference Center, 1847 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Grandmother Regina Brave and her son, Charles Whalen, Oglala Lakota, will share their experience while standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline (Standing Rock Reservation, ND), through to their eviction while passively resisting removal on February 23, 2017; on the history of our native people, from the native perspective; about their role as indigenous peoples as protectors and caretakers of the earth; and about their vision of compassion, unity, healing, and peace. 

Grandmother Regina, a lifelong activist, participated in the occupation of Wounded Knee in the 70s. Charles Whalen, a certified addictions counselor, has worked for the tribe for many years. Both are dedicated to their local community and the global community. 

Suggested donation $15.00-$30.00, sliding scale. Tobacco offering, smudging, native prayer/blessing, potluck feast, and music (flute and/or drumming). Raffle.

If you cannot attend this event, please consider donating to Arrows 501(c)(3)’s Oceti Sakowin Heroes’ Fund via Pay Pal or credit card at the link below. And please share the info to help get the word out: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BFSLQB5DEA9TU

For more information call 267-808-0809 or email arrows4americanindians@gmail.com.
About event location/sponsor:

Nakashima Foundation for Peace/Woodworker

From their website: The Foundation was originally created in 1984 to collect funds to build Altars of Peace around the world, “small points of light encircling the globe.” The woodworking, buildings (minimalist, modern), and Japanese-style gardens are incredible. Tours of the Nakashima campus, the location of our event, are available on other dates and times (see website), but if you come to the event, you’ll be able to see for yourself, why their “fruit” has received international acclaim.
http://nakashimafoundation.org/

March for Science - Pittsburgh
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

March for Science - Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburg PA

The March For Science Pittsburgh city permit has been approved. 

The March and activities will begin on Bigelow Blvd between Fifth and Forbes at 12pm. There will be several speakers (details to come) before the march takes off. March will go up Forbes, turn left onto S. Bellfield, turn left onto Fifth, and return to Bigelow. Upon return there will be several more speakers and activities around the Oakland area that participants can head out to afterwards.

Organizations that would like to table or assist the final stages planning should message the Facebook page or email marchforsciencepgh@gmail.com.

Thank you for being patient! Updates will be posted as they come.

Apr
22
7:00 am07:00

Earth Day Celebration at Mill Cove

  • Mill Cove Environmental Center

This will be edited as plans shape up.

We have a large booth booked for our inaugural appearance at Mill Cove's wonderful, long-running Earth Day event for the community. FB tends to change whatever time I enter (and re-enter) for Events-- the booth will be open 10am-3pm, with setup and teardown a half hour before and after.

Planned are 3 tables: info table, craft table, dvd-screening table, in a U-configuration, with chairs. My ADA scooter will be there, for myself and others to use to explore Mill Cove and other booths/activities.

Laptops with good battery longevity will be needed to screen 4 films all day.

The craft table will offer 2 activities: banner/sign making for the following weekend's People's Climate March, and/or making 2 Tree of Life communal projects. A crafty person to oversee these activities is needed.

The films:
. Racing Extinction (thanks, Rich Hanlon)
. An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore, pre-Paris)
. Before the Flood (DiCaprio, post-Paris)
. Climate Reality Project (2016 US segment)

The films will show on laptop screens at scheduled show times. (If it rains-- popcorn!)

Planning begins immediately. Email me FMI at ttctcm@gmail.com (much better than FB PM's).

Direct Action Gets the Goods
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Direct Action Gets the Goods

  • The Maas Building & 5th Side

Direct Action Gets the Goods!
The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.
William Burnham Woods

We had no alternative except that of preparing for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and national community.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you looking ways to protest the Trump Administration besides attending rallies and marches.? While these are totally awesome and needed, sometimes we need to go a step further and take DIRECT ACTION. Come learn the basics of Non Violent Civil Disobedience and how Strategic Direct Action can help create change against our governmental institutions and corporations. 

We are hoping to have this be a series of workshops that grows and covers a variety of topics around Direct Action and Civil Disobedience. 

Cathie Berrey-Green is a local Philly photographer with a long history of participating in and training people in NV Direct Action and Blockade techniques. She has been doing social and environmental activism for over 30 years and fought against many issues such environmental racism, Indigenous Rights, stopping nuclear testing, Free Tibet (which involved her leading a die-in in Tiananmen Square during the summer Beijing Olympics,), 
And has worked with the radical environmental group Earth First!, Food Not Bombs The Ruckus Society, and Occupy Philly to name a few.

Al Green is a Philly videographer and media producer. He did his first Direct Action in Beijing running comms for the action at Tiananmen Square. (nothing like starting BIG!!) He became involved in Occupy Philly and other social justice issues. He has attended countless protests and rallies and is currently trying to do FB live at as many protests as possible.

Katy Otto is a musician and writer with a history in activism. She grew up in the DC punk/activist community and was deeply involved in the IMF/World Bank protests of A16 in DC years ago. She's organized for reproductive rights, anti war organizing, and racial and economic justice.

If you are a workshop facilitator or trainer we would LOVE to hear from you. We are not from any specific group but would love to build a community of skill sharing. We just saw the need to get people trained so we thought we would put something together. 

Snacks and Childcare will be provided

Song Circle for the People, Standing Rock Edition
Apr
12
9:00 pm21:00

Song Circle for the People, Standing Rock Edition

  • Pittsburgh Art House

Come to a song-sharing circle, where we teach songs to each other with a focus on singing. Rattles will be here for people to use, as well as lyric sheets. If you have a drum and would like to play or allow someone else to, please bring it. The first hour shall be just singing, and then we will add the drums in. 

If you feel so called, please bring a song to teach us! We will use mostly English mantras (songs that are short, repeating, and easy to learn) to keep the musical singing flow going. It is a comfortable space to practice group harmonizing and breathing. The mantras feel so good to sing and lift up the spirit. Singing many of them in English helps plug our American culture and selves into the indigenous practice of community singing. People have brought songs to share from all over the world, and it's a really feel-good night. 

All different songs are welcome, but please bring a few copies of the lyrics if the songs are longer than a verse or two and harder to learn. Musicians, feel free to add chords along with the lyrics. If anyone has a song they'd like to share but have issues printing something in time, please send Genevieve Wallis a message or email her at genevieve.houck@gmail.com at least a day before the event. 

This song circle is an effort in conjunction with O.W.L. Hollow and the 4th River Music Collective to bring singing circles to our music community, so we can create a positive space to grow our singing skills together :D

Any donations (donation 5 gallon jug in the house) raised for these events will go to the tuning of our beloved but not fully functioning Art House piano <333

Community Resistance Workshop
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Community Resistance Workshop

  • The Stand

Together, we hope to: [1] assess where our movement stands today, [2] discuss strategies for expanding capacity and broadening our impact, and [3] ensure that everyone leaves with a clear role to play as we anticipate the start of construction. All are welcome to attend!

Art Party at The Stand
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Art Party at The Stand

  • The Stand

Come out and help us with art for action against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Conestoga, Pennsylvania. We will be doing silkscreen prints, banners, signs and wonderful art for direct action and community! Bring a tent and camp out, bring paint and fabrics and bring your happy face and make art! Everyone is welcome! Free!