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Fundraiser and Evening with Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher
Date Saturday April 30
Time 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
Mercury Cafe
201 Octavia St
San Francisco, California
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/Author Henia
Come spend an evening with Tim DeChristopher and Peaceful Uprising! Help us raise funds for the 30 activists arrested at US Capitol last week!

Peaceful Uprising, a collective headquartered in Salt Lake City, is committed to creating a healthy and just future through empowering peaceful direct action. It was co-founded by Ashley Anderson and Tim DeChristopher, following Tim's act of civil disobedience in which he derailed a feder...al oil and gas lease auction in December of 2008. Outbidding the industry giants, Tim salvaged thousands of acres of pristine redrock Utah lands. This past February, he was found guilty on two felony counts for his creative direct action and now faces up to 10 years in jail and a $750,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for June 23rd.

http://www.peacefuluprising.org

Last week, thousands of eager activists converged in Washington D.C. for the national Power Shift conference, at which numerous keynote speakers (including Van Jones, from Green for All, and Bill McKibben, from 350.org), urged the climate movement to crank it up a notch. 30 activists responded by taking a stand, peacefully, at the nation's US Capitol. On Friday, nine of them stood up and sang an edited version of "Star splangled banner" and disrupted a session of Congress. And the following Monday, 21 activists of all ages sat in the Department of Interior singing protest songs such as "We shall overcome" and "We shall not be moved."

For more info, check out this great Huffington Post article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ted-glick/not-so-starryeyed-anymore_b_852046.html

Today, these 30 activists face potentially severe fines and, for some of them, a maximum of 6 months in jail. As a movement, we need to stand behind our brothers and sisters, especially through this legal process. They were inspired to take a stand, to hold their ground, ready to face the consequences. Now, it's up to us to create a national network of support, to give these brave peaceful activists the assurance that they are not alone and empower the next wave of activists who are considering taking a similar stand.

Come join us on Saturday April 30th, from 6.30-10pm! We'll have music, videos and photos from the actions, and guest speakers.

Suggested $20 donation at the door. although no one will not be turned away for lack of funds.

WHEN: 6.30-10.30pm
WHERE: Mercury Cafe (201 Octavia St. San Francisco, CA 94102).

If you cannot make it to the event, please donate to the legal fund here:
http://ihcenter.org/groups/peacefuluprising

Contact person:
Henia Belalia (510.529.8927)
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 29th, 2011 9:10 AM
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