Taking Steps to a Renewable Future
March 9, 2016
Contact Name: Cate Woolner
Sugar Shack Alliance
Phone Number: 413 834 0112
EVENING EVENTS FINALIZED ACCOMPANYING TAKING STEPS TO A RENEWABLE FUTURE:
INTERGENERATIONAL WALK TO STOP PROPOSED FRACKED GAS PIPELINE March 17, 18, 19, 20,
With just days until the walk begins in Windsor MA on March 17th, well over 130 people have signed on to walk some or all four days, with a large contingent of college students as well as walkers from outside Massachusetts and even outside New England joining the walk. There are also over 55 organizations, campuses, religious groups, environmental groups, social justice groups and individuals that have signed on as endorsers. In addition to the walk itself, Sugar Shack Alliance has organized three evening events which are open to the public and free/donations requested.
Thursday night March 17th at 7 PM, at the Congregational Church on 429 Main Street in Ashfield, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) will be there to screen the local premier of his newest film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Fox will be available for Q&A following the film.
Friday night March 18th, Sugar Shack Alliance presents the irreverent Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, “…earth loving urban activists…we compel action in those who have never been active, revive exhausted activists and devise new methods for future activism. We also put on a great show.” The show will be at 7PM at Cowell Gym in Shelburne Falls. http://www.revbilly.com
Saturday night March 19th, from 7 to 9 PM, Rally and Celebration, St. James Episcopal Church, Greenfield, Mass. There will be a personalized message from Bill McKibben of 350.org. There is a lineup of people speaking briefly and to date include: Jimmy Betts, Beyond Extreme Energy, Attorney Cristobal Bonifaz, Ben Clark, Clarkdale Orchards, Jim Cutler, Sustainable Energy, Activist, Lisa McLoughlin, Nolumbeka Project, Carolyn Ness, Chair Deerfield Select Board, Ryan O’Donnell, Northampton City Counselor, Jed Proujansky, Northfield Select Board, Leigh Youngblood, Mount Grace Land Trust. In addition, there will be brief stories from two Hampshire College walkers as well as poetry. Musicians: Moonlight, Ben Grosscup, Court Dorsey and Dineen O’Rourke. Stay tuned for additional surprise guests! This event concludes Day Three of the four-day “Taking Steps to a Renewal Future” walk.
In addition, Sugar Shack Alliance is sponsoring trainings in Non-Violent Direct Action in preparation for future events. Those trainings, next on April 9th in Conway MA, are also listed on the website, http://sugarshackalliance.org/non-violent-direct-action-trainings/