[act-ma] THURS 10/20: McKibben Teach-in at Occupy Boston + Wendell Berry!

Boston Climate Action Network (BostonCAN) bostonclimateaction at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 11:27:41 PDT 2011

Listen, Learn, Speak Out, Take Action!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Please join Bill McKibben and Tar Sands Action in Boston this Thursday,
October 20th at 5:15pm for a climate teach-in with Occupy Boston. Then
travel with allies via the T to Harvard Square where we'll rally some more
and hear from Wendell Berry as he receives the Howard Zinn "People Speak"
Award for his work as a poet to defend people and the planet!

The Occupy movement is focusing powerful and constructive energy in favor of
justice for people and planet and in opposition to corporate greed and
corruption. The Tar Sands campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline offers
us an opportunity to score a tangible win against fossil fuel profiteers!
So, bring your signs, your props, your friends, and your own shining faces!
 See you Thursday at Dewey Square!

5:15pm Bill McKibben Occupy Boston Teach-In, Dewey Square, Boston’s South

6:15pm Occupy Boston "T" Party! Join McKibben and other Tar Sands Patriots
to say “no” to the Keystone XL pipeline and big oil’s resistance to building
a clean, fair economy! Rolling Rally on the Red Line to Harvard Square!

6:30pm Tar Sands Action Rally continues in Harvard Square

7:00pm Howard Zinn “People Speak” Award & Discussion, First Parish in
Cambridge, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square


The Howard Zinn "People Speak" Award

PEN New England honors

Poet & Activist

Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY will discuss civil disobedience

in defense of the environment and read from his poetry. BERRY will be joined
by grassroots climate movement leader, BILL MCKIBBEN, to talk about their
recent arrests for opposing fossil fuel interests:

MCKIBBEN in D.C. protesting big oil’s proposed 1,700 mile Keystone XL Tar
Sands Pipeline

and BERRY protesting Kentucky mountain top removal.

for more info:
Marla Marcum
Director, New England Climate Summer <http://www.newenglandclimatesummer.org/>
Director of Christian Education, Lexington United Methodist Church
Th.D. Candidate, Ecological Ethics, Boston University School of Theology
Chair, Climate Change Task Force, New England Conference, United Methodist
(781) 475-0996

New England Climate Summer is a program of the Better Future Project.  BFP
is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of their
Citizen Action Program. OSI is a nonprofit public charity exempt from
federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
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