Disrupting the System – the Valve-turner Direct Action panel
Wednesday April 12th, 5:30 – 8pm
UW “wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Intellectual House
Sponsored by the UW Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) Program with co-sponsors American Indian Studies and the Ethnic Cultural Center
Come hear why disrupting the status quo is imperative to our civilization’s survival and why civil disobedience is the most powerful force available to citizens now that all legal, incremental and reasonable efforts at averting climate catastrophe have been exhausted.
5 climate organizers turned emergency shut-off valves on all 5 pipelines that carry tar sands oil into the United States. This was an unprecedented act of direct action that sh…ut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day, October 11th, 2016.
Now the “Valve-turners” face Felony charges in four states and sentences up to 51 years in prison. Over the coming months they will confront the legal system with the questions of fairness, risk, and equity as they argue the necessity of their action in courts across four states.
Through creative conflict we can force the public to wake, think, and challenge corrupt authority. Every life on earth depends on our willingness to do the right thing – Right Now
Moderated by Carlo Voli
Hosted by the Comparative History of Ideas, American Indian Studies, and the Ethnic Cultural Center.
More information at www.shutitdown.today