We've got the first three scheduled events for the 2017 version of our Root and Branch Revue nailed down for next month and they all offer a chance for you to contribute to the resistance of the anti-environmental, anti-democratic aganda of the Trump Administration, right out of the box:
Tuesday, January 24th
Angelika Theater @Mockingbird
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
"When is Civil Disobedience Effective?"
Film Screening : "Above All Else" is a firsthand account of the dramatic 2012 East Texas Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade. What began as a stand by one landowner became a frontline action for the nationwide climate change movement. Many DFW residents participated in this action and some of them will be there at the Angelika on Tuesday.
Panel discussion afterward includes:
Mavis Belisle, veteran peace activist
Peter Johnson, veteran civil rights activist
Corey Toriani, East Texas Keystone Blockader
Moderated by Jim Schermbeck, Downwinders at Risk
Co-Sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center
Thursday, Janaury 26th
Mountain View College Performance Hall
"Flint Comes to Dallas –
Or Is It Already Here?
An Evening with the Women Who Broke the Flint Scandal Wide Open
– and Their DFW peers
Featured Guests from Flint:
Melissa Mays – founder, "Water You Fighting for?" citizens group in Flint. Melissa is respsonsible for inviting scientists from Virginia Tech to do independent water testing in hundreds of households in Flint. Those test results are what finally made the government take notice of the largescale lead poisoning taking place in Flint.
Nayyiriah Shariff – an organizer for the Flint Democracy Defense League and an advisor to Black Lives Matter.
DFW residents who've fought their own local lead contamination fights:
Luis Sepulveda – founder, West Dallas Environmental Coaliton for Environmetnal Justice, former Justice of the Peace
Colette McCadden, co-founder, Frisco Unleaded
Moderator: Randy Lee Loftis: Texas Climate News, former Environmental Reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Mr. Lofits has written about the lead contmaination problem in West Dallas and Frisco for the Morning News, and more recently covered Flint for National Geopgraphic.
Saturday, January 28th
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
1-Day University of Change
inside UTA's University Center
at the Arlignton Campus
A full day of skills and info workshops
with lunch included, for only $35!
Health Survey Dos and Don'ts
High Tech Tools for Citizens
Do-it-Yourself Water Testing
Basic Door-to Door Outreach
Making Violations Stick
Fighting Permits in Texas
Special lunchtime panel discussion among local elected officials:
"How Do Local Governments Protect Their Quality of Life Goals
in the Trump Era?"
Participants include Dallas County Commissioner Teresa Daniel and Dallas City Council Member Sandy Greyson with more to come.
Limited Seating. Register now for the 1-Day University of Change Here.