Green Sunday (10/8): Militarism and the Environment: Nature in the Crosshairs
Green Sunday, October 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Gar Smith explores the business of war: the environmental and social consequences of war. The War and Environment Reader spotlights the damage military violence inflicts on regional and global ecosystems. The Reader features a wide array of global perspectives, including
Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Daniel Ellsberg, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Dr. Jane Goodall, Koohan Paik, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, and Jody Williams.
Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal, a veteran of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, a Project Censored award-winning investigative reporter, and the author of Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth (Chelsea Green, 2012).
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. More CONVERSATION re Militarism and the Environment, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party…)
WHEN: Sunday, October 8th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/