Non-Violent Direct Action Training
There will be non-violent direct action training on August 18th from 130pm-5pm at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA.
This training will take participants through the strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a know your rights training.This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming street actions around the Global Climate Action Summit in September.
Diablo Rising Tide calendar of events for summer and fall 2018 is here For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
California Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice March
Saturday, September 8
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA
Join thousands of Californians on Saturday, September 8th in San Francisco to Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice.
We're marching as part of a global day of action before Governor Jerry Brown welcomes the world to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit.
There is no time left for false solutions and empty promises - we're demanding real climate leadership from Governor Brown and all elected officials. That means no new fossil fuel projects and a just transition to 100% renewable energy.
It will take all of us to make this the largest climate march the west coast has ever seen.
Will we see you there? RSVP to march on September 8th here: ca.riseforclimate.org
37th Indigenous Women New Moon Ceremony
This will be the 37th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015. The ceremony is led by signatories on the Treaty. Everyone is invited.
"We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom." These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas - Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.
Read the entire Treaty here: IndigenousWomenRising.org
You are invited to join us in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth's belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where the parking circle is, at the waterfront. Feel free to bring some water from your watershed or a favorite place to share with the waters of the bay. We will have prayers for the water and prayers for guidance as we work together as defenders and protectors of Mother Earth.
We are committed to conducting these ceremonies on each new moon. Dates from the NASA website:
2018 Dates: Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, October 8
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, December 6
October, November, and December ceremonies are at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley.
Intertribal Prayer, Teach-in and Direct Action Trainiing
Please Join us at the Oldest Bay Area Sacred Site that we have been working on saving for the last 2.5 years. Come to lay down prayers, offer songs and learn about the struggle to protect this ancient burial/ceremonial and village site of the Lisjan/Ohlone people. We are asking our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers to add their prayers with ours to protect this sacred place.
A direct action training will follow directly after the ceremony. There are many events happening during this week of Global Climate Action and we want everyone to be prepared in assisting in the work at hand here in the Bay and want you to take the lessons learned here back to their home communities.
Rise Against Climate Capitalism Action
People of the world are being led astray by polluting industries and elected officials promoting climate capitalist systems like carbon trading and carbon tax shell games. These systems do nothing to stop the fossil fuel industry from continuing to cause climate disruption. They allow the fossil fuel industry to continue to harm Indigenous people and communities around the world from extraction to transport to refining.
You are invited to join us in a nonviolent action that will include prayer, teach-in, painting a street mural and direct action at one of the places where climate profiteers will be meeting prior to the Global Climate Action Summit. This action will be wrapped in prayer and committed with love for all we hold dear.
We are imagining a vibrantly safe and healthy future for generations to come. We are inviting those committed to acts of climate capitalism to join us in creating an immediate just transition off of fossil fuels. We demand real solutions to climate disruption, not a continuation of business as usual which has resulted in droughts, wildfires, increasing tornadoes, hurricanes and floods.
#NoClimateCapitalism #StopClimateProfiteers #ClimateDisruption #IndigenousRising #keepitintheground #standuptobigoil #HoldThemAccountable #MakeThemPay #sol2sol #ittakesroots #RiseForClimate
Women's Assembly for Climate Justice
'Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change', will be an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
International advocates, grassroots, Indigenous, and frontline women leaders, and policy-makers, will discuss topics including the intersectionality of gender and environment; Indigenous rights; a just transition to renewable energy; women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance efforts; women and agro-ecology/soils; environmental racism; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
This dynamic public Forum, organized by the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, is to be presented the day before the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California. A list of collective key Calls to Action from the Women's Assembly for Climate Justice will be presented to the leadership of the GCAS the following day.
This event is free, and is open to the public. RSVP encouraged but not required.
***PLEASE RSVP BY REGISTERING ON THIS EVENTBRITE PAGE***
Receive updates and invite friends and allies via the facebook event page.
Full details also available via the WECAN International webpage.
The Solidarity to Solutions Summit (#Sol2Sol Summit) will highlight frontline communities’ solutions that address the interlinked crises of climate, economic, and racial justice. Through cross-sector, solutionary strategy exchange, community leadership development, creative actions, and democratic popular assembly, we will provide direction on bold and transformative pathways for change and shift the narrative around false top-down marketdriven solutions and techno-fixes.
The #Sol2Sol Summit is part of the #ItTakesRoots Solidarity to Solutions Week
Sol2Sol Week is taking place from September 8-14, 2018, parallel to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), where California Governor Jerry Brown and global business leaders will push corporate schemes as their answer to climate change.
At #Sol2Sol, we will illustrate how the most regenerative solutions to the climate crisis require not only decarbonization, but also strategies to decolonize, detoxify, demilitarize, de-gentrify and democratize our economies and our communities.
Pathway to Paris Concert
Friday, September 14, 2018
Leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, this concert will
serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up
ambition towards a climate safe future for all. Line up includes: Patty
Smith, Bob Weir, Eric Burden, Flea, Tenzin Choegyal, Bill McKibbon, Steven
Sebring, Idle No More SF Bay's Pennie Opal Plant, and many others.
Save the Date:
Phillips 66 Refinery Panel
Thursday, September 20, 2018
To be determined
We are working on bringing in First Nations activists who have been resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline which is critical for Phillips 66 plans to bring 90 to 123 tar sands filled oil tankers per year through the Bay. Stay tuned for details!
No Tar Sands in our Bay!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, CA
(Meet at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo)
Join us in demanding that no tar sands come into our beautiful San Francisco Bay! We will have a teach-in and a short march to the gates of the refinery where we will pray. Those willing to risk arrest will block the refinery gates.
About the Phillips 66 project:
The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, CA is working on getting permits that would allow them to bring between 90 and 123 oil tankers per year filled with tar sands from Alberta, Canada. This project is directly related to the Trans Mountain pipeline that our First Nations relatives have been resisting. This year, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau purchased this pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan which stopped the project due to the resistance. Tar sands crude cannot be cleaned from water. It has a higher sulfur content which corrodes refinery pipes - this may have been the issue which caused the Chevron Refinery in Richmond to explode in 2012, sending 15,000 residents to hospitals. The emissions from refineries processing tar sands are more toxic than conventional oil. This is a bad idea for the water, people living in Rodeo and surrounding areas, and the climate.