Date(s) - 02/19/2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm until 4:00pm
Basement Room @ Occupy Portland HQ @ St Francis of Assisi Catholic, 1131 Southeast Oak Street, Portland, OR
The Occupy Movement has not often engaged environmental destruction, climate change, or other related issues.
How do these connect and relate to the more economically-oriented momentum of the movement thus far?
We will be holding a teach-in where we will present information and create a space for discussion on this question as well as how the movement could have an ecological critique as part of its message and actions.
This conversation will be grounded in a discussion of climate justice, the work of Portland Rising Tide and coal in the Pacific Northwest as an example of the destructive practices occurring in our region. Join a discussion to find out how the world’s dirtiest fuel is traveling through our backyard and strategize how we can stop coal in its tracks and keep it in the ground!
This event is organized by Portland Rising Tide. Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who organize locally, promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.