As part of the National 3-month Gulf Disaster Anniversary Week of Action, there will be a Teach-In on the BP Oil Spill and Big Oil. The teach-in will take place on Tuesday, July 20th from 7-9pm at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. The teach-in will discuss what’s really going on, what it all means and what we can do.
THE BP SPILL & BIG OIL:
WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, WHAT IT MEANS & WHAT WE CAN DO
*Part of the 3-Month Gulf Disaster Anniversary National Week of Action*
Tues, JULY 20, 7-9pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (at Woolsey, next to Ashby BART) (map)
FREE (donations appreciated) | Food provided
Rose Braz, Center for Biological Diversity. Since the BP explosion, the Center’s decisive action and in-depth investigating have exposed massive government corruption and lax environmental review, leading to major media exposés and six lawsuits to secure a full cleanup and wildlife protection.
Antonia Juhasz, will have just returned from the Gulf, meeting with impacted communities and groups. She is Director of the Chevron Program at Global Exchange, and the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It.
Lindsay Imai, with Urban Habitat‘s Transportation Program, advocating for affordable, reliable, and racially and economically just public transit system in the Bay Area.
Join us for a discussion on:
– the impacts of the disaster on Gulf Coast communities
– BP/Big Oil’s handling and response the spill; as well as grassroots responses to the spill
– root causes of the spill and the other disastrous impacts of Big Oil, including in the Bay Area
– positive solutions we can organize for in the Bay Area to end our dependence on fossil fuels and corporate capitalism
– how we can mobilize in the Bay Area to resist BP, Big Oil and their environmental and climate pollution
Also, before the teach-in:
4:30 to 6:30pm: Nonviolent Direct Action Training (Same location: La Peña)
Prepare for upcoming mass actions to resist BP/Big Oil and for climate justice (Sunday, August 29th will be a National/Bay Area mobilization– Save the date!)!
A free and open to the public workshop on the basics of nonviolent direct action, how it works and how to keep our power in confrontations with authorities before, during and after actions. Please come on time and stay for the whole time. Training sponsored by Mobilization for Climate Justice West.
Teach-In Sponsored by:
Mobilization for Climate Justice West & The Center for Biological Diversity