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Saturday
Apr 29
People's Climate Movement: PDX
Dawson Park

On April 29th, we mobilize! OPAL and our partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance are calling on Oregon's Environmental Justice communities and anyone who stands with people of color and low income people to join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action.

All individuals are invited to join to show solidarity. RSVP and share the announcement on Facebook here. Grassroots organizations, nonprofits, faith communities, academic institutions, and other groups can formally endorse and support this day of action: click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6RbDzdq5-romjZRPYexYckrkyNE_EZhQNqNKQfvxLv0wG4Q/viewform

Individuals who want details as they emerge, join the action email list. Click here: http://eepurl.com/cCfXE9

Event Details:

Where: Dawson Park, Portland, OR

When: April 29th, 2017, 12:00pm

What: Visible direct action led by people of color and low-income communities who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustice. AGENDA: 12:00-12:30 Gather 12:30-1:30 Spoken Program 1:30-4:00 March! (Route TBD) 4:00-5:00 Tabling and Cleanup

What we know:

  • People of color suffer the worst impacts of climate change both in the U.S. and worldwide. Communities of color and low income people are disproportionately affected by natural and manmade disaster. We are the last to leave and the first to respond to disaster. Our communities already lack basic infrastructure to support us – from adequate transportation options to affordable housing and food access. These systems will fail during climate disaster.
  • Housing is a climate issue. Transportation is a climate issue. Energy, education, food, and jobs are climate issues. Every sector of our economy must transition to stop climate change.
  • Our communities are under attack by climate denial rooted in systems of oppression. A bold, urgent, collective response is needed.
  • Historically-marginalized people must lead the transition to advance justice, or the outcomes will not improve conditions for those of us who are most-impacted. Nothing about us without us!
  • Grassroots Global Justice states, “The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an economy based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet. ... Climate Action must be rooted in justice. The frontlines of the climate crisis are low-income people, communities of color and indigenous communities. We are the hardest hit by both climate disruption––the storms, floods and droughts––as well as by the extractive, polluting and wasteful industries causing global warming. We are also at the forefront of innovative community-led solutions that ensure a just transition off fossil fuels, and that support an economy good for both people and the planet. ... People on the frontlines of the climate crisis know what action needs to be taken, and are ready to make change happen. We need our governments and global leaders to catch up with the people on the ground.”
  • The Climate Justice Alliance Principles state, “Living a good life in a good way can only happen by first recognizing that the root causes of the daily economic, environmental and social inequity that plague communities worldwide are also compromising the metabolism of Mother Earth; and that all real solutions must address both the economic and ecological crisis. This recognition is what defines the Climate Justice Movement."

In Solidarity With All Movements for Justice

  • The People's Climate Movement is also mobilizing in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, with echo actions taking place nationwide. We stand in solidarity with impacted people around the country and around the globe to demand action to stop and reverse climate change, prepare for and adapt to climate change, and strengthen community to grow our collective power.
  • Environmental Justice was among the Unity Principles of the Women’s March on Washington: “We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health.”
  • Environmental and Climate Justice intersect the great issues of our time. Everyone who fights for racial, social and economic justice must recognize the urgency of this moment, and that our fates are bound.
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Paddle to Kalama
Kalama, Washington

The Cowlitz Canoe Family invites all canoe families to participate in this event to protest the proposed development of dirty fossil fuel development in Southwest Washington including a proposed project that would build the WORLD’s largest methanol gas refinery in Kalama, WA. Calling on all indigenous people and allies to act in solidarity with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in opposing these projects.

Please register in advance! Sponsored by: Columbia Riverkeeper Website: www.ColumbiaRiverKeeper.org Contact: Jasmine@ColumbiaRiverKeeper.org

Event Registration: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50797/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=8856

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Thursday
Apr 27
Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio More event info & tickets: http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/filming-fossil-fuel-resist/

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Friday
Apr 14
Women of Color Speak Out: Climate Change and Systems of Oppressi
PSU Smith Center

Join us for a very special event hosted by the PSU Environmental Club and Women of Color Speak Out! The four Seattle grassroots community activists-Patricia Allen, Zarna Joshi, Afrin Sopariwala, and Yin Yu-will be presenting on the intersections between climate change, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, and the prison industrial complex. Free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Rally for Water and Wildlife!
Oregon State Capitol

Wednesday April 19th Oregonians from around the state will gather at our Capitol to tell elected officials we want them to take a stand for water and wildlife.

Join us on the Capitol Steps at 11am, where we will rally, and hear from speakers working to protect Oregon's Water and Wildlife!

Wear Blue for water, or brown and green for trees! Join 350 Eugene for an art party to make wildlife props, or bring your own!

Carpooling and busing info:

Cottage Grove Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854264814847203/

Eugene: https://www.facebook.com/events/283099338794308/

Corvallis/Albany Bus Available! http://www.greatoldbroads.org/directory-of-broadbands/broads-on-the-bus-rally-for-water-and-wildlife/

North Coast/Rockaway Besach area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032009940233970/

Florence Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918716388346272/

Coos Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/events/1466798073372516/

Co-hosted by: Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club Oregon Wild Forest Web of Cottage Grove , Citizens of Rockaway Beach for Watershed Protection, Defenders of Wildlife , Pacific Rivers, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Coast Range Forest Watch, Rogue Riverkeeper, KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center), Willamette Valley Broadband, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 350 EUG Audubon Society of Portland

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Saturday
Apr 22
Earth Day of Service 2017
PSU Smith Center

Registration is now open for Earth Day of Service! Earth Day of Service is annual event put on by the Student Community Engagement Center that celebrates and brings attention to sustainability and the environment through community service projects! Come out and serve in your community with various community partners and amazing like minded individuals!

Register at this link: https://docs.google.com/a/pdx.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBvv6iNogZqfnTrSm3liuik8jMv4vX_ZFGufUKozVqV1knoQ/viewform

Contact us at volunteer@pdx.edu with any questions

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