How Will You Spend Your First Week of Trump? The Root and Branch Revue Offers Lessons in Resistance

by Downwinders on December 20, 2016

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


7-9 pm


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


7-9 pm


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  


Bluebonnet Ballroom


inside UTA's University Center


at the Arlignton Campus



A full day of skills and info workshops


with lunch included, for only $35!


Worshops Include:

Health Survey Dos and Don'ts

High Tech Tools for Citizens

Do-it-Yourself Water Testing

Basic Door-to Door Outreach

Petition Rights

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.



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