(Under construction - More to come.)
Here's a teaser for some of what will be offered on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Localize This!
8AM - 9AM Breakfast
9AM - 10AM - Bhakti Yoga with Zarna Joshi - spiritual activism, storytelling, and sacred sounds as a powerful way to change the values of society while confronting oppression within ourselves and the system.
10am-10:45am Opening circle
11:00am-12:30pm "Strategic Campaign Design" with Karen Coulter
1:30-3:30 "Fighting Corporate Power" with Karen Coulter
Karen Coulter is our featured presenter for Wednesday June 23rd
Karen has been involved in Earth First! since 1984 and is the current director of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, a grassroots organizations which monitors Federal agencies policy’s of logging and toxic herbicide-spraying on public lands in Eastern Oregon. She has been an activist on environmental, anti-nuclear and social justice issues since 1980, working for groups such as the American Friends Service Committee against the MX missile.
She was present at the first EF! Organizers Conference/Winter Rendezvous, was part of several of EF! historical campaigns such as Redwood Summer and Cove/Mallard and has been arrested at least 13 times for civil disobedience. In 1993 she was given the William O. Douglas award for Courage in Activism by Oregon Natural Resources Council. Coulter is also a current board member of the League of Wilderness Defenders and Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment, and was a former board member of the Fund for Wild Nature. She has a B.A. in English and Psychology from Reed College.
Karen Coulter is the author of the book The Rule of Property, co-author of Branded With Desire and a contributor to the Earth First! Journal. She is currently working on a new book exploring the role of property in the rise of corporate power called Branded With Desire: Warrior Poetry for Earth First! Round River Rendezous 1980-Present, By Dennis Fritzinger and Karen Coulter “a poetic journal from 30 years of EF! Rendezvous and Actions!” (available through the Earth First! Journal)
Watch this great video about the work she does.
Time?? Media roundtable Thursday
Overview of visual tactics for day and night time action. From banners to puppets, projection to inflatables. Week survey the range of tools we use, materials, design process and presentation to maximize impact. We'll conclude with a consultation on Orioles campaigns and inspiring ideas for future artful activism
- June 23, 2016 at 10am – 10pm
Cascadia Compound - Vashon Island, WA
12901 SW 276th St
Vashon, WA 98070
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