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Oilpocalypse Now! Black Wave Screening with Dr. Riki Ott
Date Thursday February 10
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Avenue Oakland
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorCarol Brouillet
Emailcbrouillet [at]
AddressPO Box 60511, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Time for a 28th Constitutional Amendment for the SEPARATION OF CORPORATION AND STATE

A Benefit for the Gulf Coast Fund, Ultimate Civics, and the Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana

Dr. Riki Ott presents the documentary -

Black Wave- The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez

featuring 10-minute talks by

Dr. Riki Ott - community organizer, marine biologist, fisherma’am, author

Lisa Gautier - Founder, Excess Access and Matter of Trust (the pantyhose & hair boom people)

Summer Burkes - NOLA Oilpocalypse evacuee and writer, The Ladies' Guide to the Apocalypse Phoebe Sorgen - author of Berkeley's resolutions to abolish corporate personhood

Carol Brouillet - host of “Community Currency,” Deception Dollars publisher

Plus a tinfoil hat contest (BYO tinfoil) judged by John Law - co-founder of the Cacophony Society and Laughing Squid.

doors open 6pm. talks 7pm. tinfoil hat contest. film 8pm. Q & A 9:30 ‘til 11 or ?

$10 – $20 admission - 100% of the proceeds - will help feed starving Louisiana families, and go to organizations doing vital work in the Gulf

Do you really believe the oil in the Gulf magically disappeared?

Did you know if the Valdez had spilled off the coast of CA it would cover the Pacific Coast from Washington to Mexico?

Can you believe Exxon? BP? The President? The Supreme Court? Congress? The media? The military?

Is there a pattern to the assaults upon the people and landscapes of America?

What are we going to do about it?

Black Wave – The Legacy of Exxon Valdez is an exquisite documentary chronicling the struggle of the people of Cordova, Alaska, two decades after a drunk captain veered off-course and 11 million gallons of crude poured into the ocean. The stunning landscape and heartbreaking tales are moving and instructive. We are witnessing a similar, but much larger tragedy unfold in the Gulf as BP uses a near-identical litany of lip service, lies, litigation and disregard for humans and environment in service to their bottom line. The superficial, inadequate, toxic clean-up of Prince William Sound and the lengthy legal battle Cordova endured still falls laughably short of ‘making them whole’ as promised and exposes the deep biases and injustices of a broken system. Contrary to the rosy reports on tv, the people of the Gulf Coast are starving and exhausted, the Corexit planes still fly, and fresh oil rolls ashore every day.

Riki Ott, PhD, is a community activist, a former commercial salmon "fisherm'am," and has a degree in marine toxicology with a specialty in oil pollution. The author of Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Not One Drop: Promises, Betrayal, and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Dr. Ott is also the founder of three nonprofit organizations which deal with lingering harm from man-made environmental disaster. She is one of the heroines in the documentary, she has also been fighting tirelessly in the Gulf Coast. By the end of this brainstorm February 10th, the Bay Area should know the next steps to separating corporations from America’s government, hopefully before they kill us all.


Ban Corexit!

To learn more and support people of the Gulf Coast

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Brought to you byCommunity Currency, The Ladies’ Guide to the Apocalypse, the Grand Lake Theatre If you want to help, please do! Spread the word, and we have lots of posters, flyers, cards that need to get out!
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 16th, 2011 1:56 PM
§Dr. Riki Ott
by Carol Brouillet Sunday Jan 16th, 2011 1:56 PM
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