Monday, September 9 4 to 7 p.m. U of U Union Patio
Want to learn more about indigenous struggles that continue across North America and beyond? And show solidarity with all indigenous peoples fighting for their lives? Students at the U of U and others who have been active with the Idle No More movement are hosting this event, which will teach people about the struggles of the Lakota people of Pine Ridge who are fighting the Keystone XL pipeline and the liquid genocide of their people. If you’re an ally, this is a great chance to deepen your understanding of climate justice! https://www.facebook.com/events/175001062682627/
Chapman Library: Monday, September 16
577 S 900 W
Day-Riverside Library: Monday, September 30 1000 N 1575 W
Our campaign to block tar sands development is about climate justice. We’re fighting for the survival of people down the Colorado River, from ourselves to the delta communities. This presentation will deepen your understanding of how defeating tar sands, oil shale, and other forms of extreme extraction are integral to the cause of furthering climate justice.
This holds particular relevance to residents of the Wasatch Front. Tar sands refining has begun in North Salt Lake, and it could scale up dramatically in the coming years if the mining proceeds in Utah.
We’ll create a space for sharing fears, concerns, and ideas. You’ll learn what PeaceUp has been doing to protect our shared resources. You’ll also get connected with people who are working on projects you might want to get involved with!
Please RSVP on the Facebook event, or just show up!
Volunteer opportunities abound! We need your help now more than ever, to defeat tar sands and forge a livable future. We’re calling on everyone in our beloved community to ask themselves if they have any time to give to further the cause of climate justice this month. Every hour helps, and there are boatloads of ways to get involved.
We’re now recruiting for a robust list of volunteer positions! They’ll provide you with excellent organizing experience, a deeper understanding of climate justice, and the satisfaction of serving a vital role in a campaign that’s protecting our future. These are just a few of the positions we’re recruiting for!
- Community Events Coordinator Plan a fun monthly community event for the broader PeaceUp community each month, and spread the word!
- Bold School Publicist Promote the PeaceUp Bold School by arranging radio spots, writing press releases, and making short presentations to various groups.
- Research Specialist Enhance our existing knowledge of tar sands and oil shale, and related governmental processes, by conducting research on these issues.
CANVASSING AND POTLUCK!
Tuesday, September 17 AND Tuesday, September 24
Meet at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education in Rose Park, at 1400 Goodwin Ave.
Come canvassing in the Rose Park community to let them know about an upcoming presentation on tar sands and climate justice at the local library! Invite them to get involved with the campaign or just attend, learn, and share.
These TWO canvassing opportunities will give us a chance to meet lots of community members living near refineries, who could be affected most directly by the impacts of tar sands on air quality. Afterward, we’ll meet up for a potluck!
RSVP on the Facebook event, or just show up!
Folks from Peaceful Uprising and allies recently traveled to the Moccasins on the Ground nonviolent direct action training camp in eastern Montana. Here, they shared skills and built alliances with an indigenous community working to halt coal extraction on their land. Numerous Moccasins on the Ground training camps have been happening since last winter, and by serving as an important resource for these camps, PeaceUp is building strong alliances with indigenous groups throughout the region. Together, we’re standing strong against all forms of extreme extraction and living our belief in climate justice.
The group also traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in the territory known as South Dakota to help Lakota allies blockade liquor stores and deliveries in the “town” of White Clay, which exists just outside of the reservation, has 14 residents, and exists solely to profit from the continued liquid genocide of the Lakota people. These continued actions have been having a significant impact on beer deliveries to White Clay.
Watch video of the action here! http://vimeo.com/73831842
Core Principles of Peaceful Uprising
- We refuse to be obedient to injustice.
- Our human stories are extremely powerful, and genuine sacrifice has the ability to awaken and inspire others.
- We are connected to something much greater than ourselves, which has an incredible power to change the world.
- We are steadfast in our commitment to the truth.
- Our allies and strategies align with and create the healthy and just world we want to see.
- A powerful movement originates with personal transformation and a commitment to being an agent of change.
- Creating a better world is not only necessary, but makes us authentically happy people.
- We are committed to building a supportive community that empowers our members to realize their potential.
- The best response to intimidation is joy and resolve.
- We recognize a nonviolent movement as the most effective means of creating a just and healthy world.
- We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person*.
- Protecting Peaceful Uprising as an institution will never take precedent over our commitment to the fight for a healthy and just world.
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