On Tuesday July 20, 2010, on the 3-Month Gulf Disaster Anniversary, Mobilization for Climate Justice West organized a public Teach-In to a standing-room-only crowd of community members. The release of this “Video Teach-in” is timed to educate the public and to urge people to take action, including the mobilization and nonviolent direct action to “Make Big Oil Pay” on August 29-30. Key presentations from that teach-in are now available as videos on Mobilization for Climate Justice West’s YouTube channel at

Below is the five-part series featured on the site:

Antonia Juhasz, leading oil industry expert and critic, 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. Juhasz has been featured on Democracy Now, written for the Huffington Post and is writing a new book on the impact and meaning of the BP disaster.

Antonia Juhasz (Part 2 of 2)

Byron Encalade is the President of the Louisiana Oyster Association and a leader for the African-American oyster fishermen in the region. Oil infrastructure has led to the erosion of the wetlands that oysters depend on, which were previously damaged further when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Since the BP disaster, Encalade has been a leading spokes person for impacted communities on the Gulf Coast; including being interviewed by PBS and the New York Times.

Carla Pérez is the Program Coordinator for The Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project, which provides analysis and facilitates action around the global ecological crisis among organizers from urban Bay Area organizations working for economic and racial justice. Carla Pérez was a featured speaker at the opening plenary of the United States Social Forum.

Carla Perez (Part 2 of 2)