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Dooda Desert Rock presentation in Fresno - Indigenous Resistance to Energy Development

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Date:
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
@-solidarity
Location Details:
C.A.F.E. infoshop -- 935 F Street Fresno, CA - map

DOODÁ (Absolutely No) DESERT ROCK POWER PLANT!
Resistance to energy development on indigenous land

As part of a California-wide March tour, Elouise Brown will be speaking and showing films at the C.A.F.E. Infoshop in Fresno on Wednesday, March 17th.

Elouise Brown is a Diné (Navajo) traditionalist and president of the Doodá Desert Rock committee. She will speak about dangers posed by the coal industry, the exploitation of indigenous land by energy companies, and the ongoing struggle to prevent the Desert Rock plant from ever existing.

Several short films will be screened:
Making a Stand at Desert Rock- by Klee Benally (8:00)
Killing Coal: Four Corners in the Crosshairs (7:10)
Our Native Roots – Inside the Dooda Desert Rock Camp

BACKGROUND
Since December of 2006, the community of Chaco Rio in the Navajo Nation (SW of Farmington, New Mexico) has been blockading entry to the site of a proposed 1,500 megawatt coal fired power plant. Desert Rock would be the third coal plant within a 20-mile radius in a region already suffering from extreme levels of toxic emissions.

CSU Fresno event, also on March 17th:
Elouise will also be doing a 2:00pm presentation on March 17th at California State University, Fresno. It will take place in Electrical Engineering (EE) room #191 and is open to public attendence.

For more information and tour details, visit:
http://doodadesertrock.com/
For booking inquiries: scsolidarity [at] riseup.net

"We believe economic development must not come at the expense of the health of our children, the air we breathe, our sacred land and water, and our way of life. As children of Mother Earth and Father Sky, we are honored and obligated to protect and preserve the natural state of Harmony and Beauty."
- Elouise Brown

Added to the calendar on Sat, Mar 13, 2010 2:11PM
§Elouise Brown
by @-solidarity
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§Doodá Desert Rock artwork
by @-solidarity
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