Last November we were reminded just how powerful non violent civil disobedience is when over 100 protesters chose to risk jail time to stand up to Kinder Morgan's plans to drill their pipeline under Burnaby Mountain.
That is why ForestEthics Advocacy is hosting a Civil Disobedience Training in Burnaby just a few blocks from the Mountain and Kinder Morgan's Tanker Terminal. If you have ever considered taking that next step and being part of a direct action or an act civil disobedience this is a great opportunity to learn more.
If you can join us please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
Here are all the details:
Saturday May 2 9:30am - 4:30pm
Lochdale Community Hall
490 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
We will be talking about when and where civil disobedience is a good tactic, what your legal rights are, how to de-escalate conflicts and practicing some of the techniques you can use in an action. We will also have a chance to hear about the history of civil disobedience in our province and the environmental movement.
I have long said that there were three routes for stopping the Enbridge pipeline, at the ballot box, in the courts and through direct action. That is why we have taken the Harper Government and the National Energy Board to the Supreme Court to challenge the Kinder Morgan pipeline approval process.
However we also want to be prepared for the day when we are forced to take a stronger stand. That is why we have decide to offer a Non Violent Direct Action Training for members of our community who are willing to take that next step.
This moment calls for bold action, if you are ready to step up, this event is for you.
See you there,
Campaigner, ForestEthics Advocacy
P.S. Five signatures are even more powerful than one – after you RSVP, forward this email to your friends!