Monday, November 13th from 6:45 – 9 pm at SEIU Local 2
209 Golden Gate Avenue near Civic Center BART station
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
FOOD AND WATER WATCH:
with Adam Scow
Climate change, fracking, and the campaign to get California and the nation off of fossil fuels
OccupySF and Food and Water Watch connected as allies in the earliest days of Occupy… Our Environmental Justice Working Group handed out boxloads of their flyers on fracking in the day when no one knew what “fracking” meant, and Occupy had no money to print flyers. We coordinated on protests outside banks, PG&E and the EPA to connect the dots and tell people about the toxic chemicals used, and the destruction of the environment from fracking. Since then, many groups have combined forces to expose the dangers of fracking and take the planet towards sustainable energy.
From Food and Water Watch’s website:
“Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
The problems we’re facing are immense, but not insurmountable. Around the world, activists have pushed back against corporate influence at the UN and the World Water Forum. And here at home, working hand in hand with grassroots allies, we’ve stopped privatizations of our water systems, halted the use of arsenic in chicken production, and built pressure to ban fracking. While we’ll never have the financial resources to compete on a playing field lined with corporate money, we do have considerable people power. By raising our voices together, we can create real and lasting change.”
Adam Scow is the California Director at Food & Water Watch. Adam oversees the California organizing program, which tackles some of California’s greatest challenges to the long-term health of its water, energy and food. Adam has guided several successful statewide and local campaigns towards protecting California’s water as a public resource and is an often-cited expert on California water and food issues in national media publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. He previously researched California farm and water policy in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at ascow(at)fwwatch.org.
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