FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA
Current Threats & Resistance
Friday, May 17th
6:30pm Food & Music
A free event at the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St. - Santa Cruz
Fracking is a dangerous form of oil and gas extraction that involves pumping vast amounts of water and toxic chemicals deep in to the earth to break apart shale rock. Oil companies are buying up leases throughout central California, hoping to use new fracking technologies to make major profits at the expense of California’s water, land and air.
Rose Braz, Center for Biological Diversity
A comprehensive presentation about fracking in California, offered by one of the organizations most involved in the battle to halt it. Get your questions answered.
Gregg Castro, T’rowt’raahl Salinan Tribe
Much of the land threatened by fracking Monterey and San Benito Counties is the traditional territory of Salinan-speaking peoples. Gregg Castro, of Salinan and Rumsen Ohlone descent, will share an indigenous perspective on the land and water that is threatened by fracking.
Slideshow: Resistance to Fracking in North America
An inspirational overview of how communities are effectively organizing themselves against oil and gas fracking across North America--and beyond.
Navajo Tacos - The real deal, by Kat Keediniihii. Tacos on blue corn meal frybread. ($5.00)
Bike Powered Blender fruit smoothies will also be available.
Music by GEMBROKERS - Acoustic trio w/ earth shattering three part harmonies.
Interactive Performance Art - To break up the heaviness. w/ Jesse & Penske
"The land itself gives us everything that we are: language to describe it, food to sustain us, places to make ceremony, and much more. Above all, it gives us our spiritual foundation that connects us to everything in this world and beyond."
- Gregg Castro, T’rowt’raahl Salinan/Rumsen Ohlone
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This event is organized by a new local anti-fracking organizing group and co-sponsored by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity and the Center for Biological Diversity.