On January 27th, you'll want to join us for our first community conversation with the Trump administration in office, entitled: Inspiration from Standing Rock: Getting Active in a New Political Era. It'll be held at College of Marin, in the Academic Center Building, room AC255. Refreshments and informal conversation starts at 6:30pm, and the program will be from 7-8:30pm.
Many people who have been on the front lines with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline have come away deeply affected by the experience. The rightness of the cause in these troubled times combined with the depth of the encampment's spiritual commitment and unity has been a transforming, mobilizing experience for many involved. The confrontation also has resonated to create tremendous support for the Water Protectors from people around the world. Barbara Clifton-Zarate is a part Native American from Marin who is actively involved in social issues and spent time at Standing Rock recently. She'll tell us about her experiences there, and reflect on what the meaning of Standing Rock may be for the wider battle we're all involved in to protect our fragile planet from the disasters that threaten us due to greed, and our unsustainable economic system.
The program will open with a presentation by Barbara, and a brief video about Standing Rock. We'll then break into small groups to discuss how we feel about the political shift under way, and the various kinds of actions and strategies we each might feel comfortable joining in to more actively protect our country from Trump's arbitrary, dangerous impact, and to support a thriving, healthy planet. Finally, we'll have questions and discussion as a group. You can download the event flyer shown below HERE.
The Academic Center building where we'll meet is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Blvd and College Ave. in Kentfield. Room AC255 is on the wing of the building furthest away from College Ave, on the point closest to Sir Francis Drake. Some street parking may be available along Sir Francis Drake east of the intersection, and paid parking is available in any College of Marin lot for a few dollars paid via machines in the parking lots. The CoM lots on either side of Sir Francis Drake a couple of hundred feet west of College Ave. are a relatively short walk from room AC255, where we'll be holding the event. See you there!