|Aviation Justice: Climate Justice, Green Conservatives & the Story the FBI Wants to Censor|
|Date||Thursday October 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|David Brower Center (1 block from Downtown Berkeley BART; wheelchair-accessible) 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Aviation Justice SF|
|sf [at] aviationjustice.org|
When aviation lobbyists wanted to expand London's Heathrow airport, an unlikely coalition of neighbors, climate justice / direct action groups, and fiscal conservatives banded together to defeat the industry responsible for 11% of national greenhouse gas emissions.
British organizers John Stewart (AirportWatch) and Dan Glass (Plane Stupid) will tell the story of how everyday Londoners built a powerful coalition, won over a future Conservative Prime Minister, and helped change the face of national climate and transportation policy. The event will include dispatches from local activists working on aviation and climate change, and will be moderated by bestselling author and activist Raj Patel.
UPDATE: British climate activist John Stewart was detained, interrogated for 6 hours by the FBI / Secret Service, and deported to the UK as he tried to come to the US to speak as part of this lecture tour. He'll be joining us via a live video link. Please come out and support John in the face of this shameful act of ideological exclusion. Read more in Mother Jones, the Independent, and Aviation Justice.
The event is of specific interest to folks thinking about environmental justice, climate policy, green travel, transportation justice, coalition-building, organizing strategy.
Co-sponsors include 350.org, KyotoUSA, and the Green Party of Alameda County.
This program is part of the national Aviation Justice Express tour, working for a leaner, greener, more just aviation system, and better alternatives to an unsustainable system.
Top 3 reasons why Bay Area climate activists need to attend: