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2nd Annual LIBERATE EARTH DAY! @ the Taala Hooghan Infoshop

April 19, 2010

LIBERATE EARTH DAY!

End Corporate Greenwashing & “Green” Capitalism!

Sunday, April 25 from  3:00PM – 9:00PM At Taala Hooghan Infoshop’s new location, 1700 N. 2nd St. East Flagstaff.
Workshops and discussions on:

•    Defending Sacred Lands – Intersections of environmental and social struggles for justice

•    Autonomous Gardening

•    Green Consumerism: The Misguided Discourse on Sustainability

•    Eco-Feminism

•    Derrick Jensen: The Problem of Civilization and Resistance (online video discussion)

•    Direct Action: Tactical training and discussion

Enjoy free food prepared by Flagstaff Food Not Bombs

Autonomous Farming facilitated by the F.A.R.M. (Flagstaff Agricultural Revitalization Movement) Collective

Ecofeminism facilitated by Carly Long, Katie Curran, & Margo Nelson

Defending Sacred Lands: Intersections of Environmental & Social Justice facilitated by Dr. Jennefifer Dennetdale (Diné historian), Alex Soto (O’odhamSolidarity Across Borders), Supai Waters (Grand Canyon uranium mining), and Francis Tso (Big Mountain).

Green Consumerism: The Misguided Discourse on Sustainability Facilitated by Kyle Boggs

This workshop will take a critical look at advertising that uses terminology we’re all used to by now: green, eco-friendly, sustainability,MORE eco-friendly…it goes on and on. But the truth is, these words have no working standard industry definition. The bottom line is their bottom line

– to keep us buying rather than asking meaningful questions. By taking advantage of a growing concern about the dominant culture’s effect on the planet, green consumerism actually promotes a mindset that is harmful, while at the same time reinforces false virtues of capitalism.

This mindset is harmful because not only does it undermine the scope of the problems we face, but it promotes an immature, and frankly,irresponsible fantasy that everything can be made sustainable, that nothing fundamental about the way we live on the planet has to change as

long as we “green up” everything we buy. This also places the focus on sustainable production and development, rather than de-development and de-industrialism through dismantling inherently unsustainable and oppressive systems.

Derrick Jensen: The Problem of Civilization and Resistance

An online discussion with Derrick Jensen on the problem of civilization, rethinking pacifism, and

meaningful environmental activism.

Direct Action: Tactical training and discussion

Facilitated by Garrick Ruiz

Strikes, bus boycotts, street protests, defying eviction.  Direct action has been used in countless struggles to create change and improve people’s lives.  This workshop will explore direct action and the possibilities of its application today. The training will include practical skills such as action planning, de-escalation techniques and blockades.  Folks with or without direct action experience are welcome.

Garrick Ruiz has been involved in a wide variety of social justice organizing over the last 15 years.  He’s been involved in many different types of direct action both in the U.S. and internationally through work with the anti-corporate globalization movement, the environmental justice movement and international and local solidarity work.

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