350 Bay Area & 350SF are partners for 'RISE: Standing Rock' Apr 23. It's an important and timely film about indigenous peoples’ rights:
2017 Best Feature Award: At the heart of this passionate docuseries is injustice; the rights of a dispossessed, persecuted race abused by state and corporations in avaricious pursuit of natural resources. Resistance by the Sioux at Standing Rock to running the Dakota Access Pipeline through ancestral lands creates a movement, a pan-tribal protest. Their 2016 non-violent demonstration swells from hundreds to thousands with all first nation tribes represented defending their sovereign rights. Hope is embodied in a cross-generation alliance of women. Ladonna Brave Bull Allard and Billie Jean Three Legs personify the first nation’s past, present and future. Grandmothers recall a land lost to dams; teenagers speak against escalating sexual violence against native women; young mothers defend their children’s right to clean water. Mni wiconi (water is life) - Nadia Ward
Part of RISE - a Viceland docuseries series which examines indigenous life in the modern age and gives viewers a rare glimpse into the front line of indigenous-led resistance. This program includes two episodes: Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part I and Red Power: Standing Rock, Part II.
DISCUSSION WITH: Michelle Latimer, filmmaker; Rachel Caplan, SF Green Film Festival
This is the final planning meeting before the Peoples Climate Movement - Bay Area event at Lake Merritt!
On April 29th, there will be a massive national climate march in Washington, D.C., & there will be sister marches across the country. We will be speaking up for the climate & speaking out against the Donald Trump. April 29th is the 100th day of this administration, & we unite in solidarity against his attacks on the Clean Power Plan, on immigrants, on health care, & on everything we love.
Please join us for this important planning meeting.test
Many folks from the Bay Area are going to Washington, D.C. for the big, national climate march. If you plan to go, please RSVP below. We'd like to organize a conference call, so we can share ideas & plans. We'd also like to plan a meet-up in D.C. for those who would like to get together when we're there.
On April 29th there will be a People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. All over the country there will be sister marches. In the Bay Area, we will be having a rally at Lake Merritt with a procession around the lake. We are trying to join hands around the entire lake. What a statement that would make to send an image of hands around all of Lake Merritt out to the world. If you've ever wondered if your presence at a rally really matters, well, it does at this one. To do this, we need each & every person, & we need you to commit to bringing at least 5 friends/family members/housemates with you!
BACKGROUND: The coalition of organizations that sponsored the hugely successful 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC has issued a call for a campaign that begins with the inauguration and concludes on April 29 with a mass demonstration in Washington, DC. In the intervening 100 days, the emphasis will be on local actions on the whole range of issues affected by the Trump agenda. Briefly this is their plan:
We need to stand up and take action to protect everything and everyone we love, in the first 100 hours of Trump’s administration, in the first 100 days, and beyond. Pledge to be a part of the resistance. There is no denying it: Donald Trump’s election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. If the policies he proposed on the campaign trail are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles. It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.
During the first 100 hours, the People’s Climate Movement is calling for hundreds of actions around the country. In every corner of the nation, we will be in the offices, meetings rooms, and the halls of power to fight back. We will not allow climate deniers to threaten the planet. We will not allow attacks on immigrants, communities of color, women, LGBTQ and workers to become the new normal.
Just before the 100th day of his administration, on Saturday, April 29th, we will come together for one massive march to bring our demands to the streets of Washington, D.C. While their emphasis is getting the largest possible turnout in the Capitol on April 29th, it is unlikely that very many people from the West Coast will be able to get to DC. We're having a local event must be large and reflect the interests of all the constituencies impacted by the Trump agenda – the environment, racism and Islamophobia, sexism, homophobia, immigrant and Native American rights, jobs and workers rights, housing, food security, healthcare, education, peace and military spending, police violence and civil liberties, and other urgent social needs.
May Day, International Workers' Day, is a holiday in many countries to celebrate workers. In the U.S. it has also become a day to take a strong stand for immigrant rights. This year in the Bay Area, there will be a large march to stand for workers & immigrant rights. Folks in the climate movement have decided to form a climate contingent to join the May 1st march & stand in solidarity with workers & immigrants & to show important connections between the climate & workers & immigrants' rights movements. Please join us at the April 29th Mobilization Planning meetings to build for the climate contingent at May Day.
We've Got a Goal
The State's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% reduction by 2030, according to SB32 passed this year. About a third of the emissions come from the transportation sector. Our goal is to make the GHG reductions in transportation happen.
Let's Make Some Plans
At this meeting, we will discuss some more specific goals we can set for ourselves to help get transportation out of fossil-fuel vehicles and make healthy sustainable transportation available to all.
- 2:00 - 2:15 -- Welcome/Introductions
- 2:15 - 2:45 -- Information and Presentations
3:00 - 3:30 -- Planning and brainstorming
- 3:30 - 3:45 -- Next meeting plans & cleanup
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.test
Electric vehicles offer the opportunity to get off of fossil-fuel powered transportation, the biggest GHG source in the Bay Area. How can we make it happen in private and public transit and government-owned vehicles?
Let's talk about the latest technologies and how we will use them to cut climate-destroying emissions.
Adina Levin, Friends of Caltrain/Green Caltrain
Dale Miller, Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association
Marc Geller, Plugin America