You are invited to an interactive multimedia experience designed to raise awareness and build stateside support to oppose the Trans Mountain pipeline, which, if built, would carry 890,000 barrels per day of tars sands oil to ships in Vancouver, BC.
Personal stories, music, video, and art will draw the connections between the tar sands in northern Alberta, Canada, our Salish Sea and last year’s direct actions defying the fossil fuel industry’s ongoing efforts: #BreakFree, #ShutItDown, and #NoDAPL. We are inspired by the tremendous interest in the Indigenous led efforts of the Water Protectors of Standing Rock and their support from Whidbey Island residents. We must maintain solidarity with the First Nations. The Trans Mountain pipeline is this region’s DAPL.
At each event, you will experience presentations by The Road to Athabasca: A 1000-mile pilgrimage along the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Alberta Tar Sands and Special Guests with important perspectives to share.
Two event options:
SESSION 1: The first event will be held at Thomas Berry Hall at the Whidbey Institute on February 19 from 4 to 8 pm. Special guests include Michael Foster, one of the #Shutitdown Valve Turners, and a panel on Lessons from Standing Rock, led by Gary Piazzon, and a session on oil spill impacts led by Dave Anderson. Music by Erika Lundahl and Phillip Renker Jones.
SESSION 2: The second event will be held at Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Whidbey Island on February 25 from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
If you have special accessibility needs, or would like financial support to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate.
This event is co-sponsored by: The Road to Athabasca, Backbone Campaign, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, and the Whidbey Institute.
Food and drink will be provided at both events. Sliding scale price of tickets helps cover the cost of the event, but additional opportunities to raise much needed funds will be available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The Road to Athabasca is a small team of artists, activists, and storytellers that pilgrimaged by bicycle to the open-pit tar sands near Fort McMurray in Alberta August 15 to September 8, 2015. Learn more about the Road to Athabasca at tarsandsride.org