Film & Discussion: Pickaxe - The Cascadian Free State Story
Pickaxe documents the epic saga of the Warner Creek Blockade, an 11-month battle complete with a 79-day hunger strike and blockade of a mountain logging road that burgeoned into what was known as the Cascadia Free State Warner Creek is a federally protected forest along the western slopes of the Cascade range in Oregon. Following a suspicious fire in 1991 that cleared the land, Congress suspended environmental regulations to allow logging in the area. Since arson was determined to be the cause of the fire, however, environmental activists argued that allowing logging at Warner Creek would set a bad example and possibly lead to similarly motivated forest fires. This inspiring documentary shows the power of direct action and determination.
We will discuss current threats to local forests and recent efforts to protect them, including recent treesits and blockades in the Elliott State Forest, some of Oregon's last intact coastal rainforest.
Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are expected