12/1: Putting Climate Change On Trial: Civil Disobedience and The Fight Against Coal Exports
Join us at 6 PM Saturday, December 1st at the Flying Squirrel (285 Clarissa Street, Rochester NY, 14608) for a discussion about the Coal Export Action, The Summer of Solidarity and Civil Disobedience in the Environmental Movement, with Adam Gaya from the Coal Export Action. Food Not Bombs will be serving food during the event.
Last August the Coal Export Action made history with the largest environmental civil disobedience in Montana's history. Hundreds of people from impacted communities across the northw
Summer 2012 saw an explosion of bold civil disobedience against extreme energy. From Charlotte, NC to Nacogdoches, TX hundreds of people took part in tthe "Summer of Solidarity"
In April 15 of those arrested in Montana will go before a jury in Helena. They have been given the unique opportunity to argue in court that the threats of Climate Change and Extreme Energy necessitate this kind of direct action, essentially putting Climate Change on trial in before the national media.
What: A presentation on the fight against Coal Exports in the West and the Coal Export Action in Helena, MT, followed by a facilitated discussion on the role of Civil Disobedience in the movement against extreme energy.
Adam Gaya is an organizer with the Coal Export Action, a coalition of local and regional groups from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana who came together to stage five days of civil disobedience in Helena, Montana last August. http://coalexportaction.org/about/
Zora Gussow is a Rochester Organizer with Don't Frack New York, working for a permanent ban on Fracking in New York State http://www.dontfrackny.org/
Paul Ciavarri is co-founder of Save America's Mountains, a volunteer nonprofit in Monroe County that conducts educational presentations about mountaintop removal and has opened a space for public dialogue around in the issue in Western New York http://www.newyorklovesmountains.org/
When: Saturday, December 1st at 6 PM
Where: The Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street, Rochester NY, 14608
*Food Not Bombs will be serving food during this event*