Coalition Against Environmental Racism

Coalition Against Environmental Racism

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Film Screening of PATAGONIA RISING: A Frontier Story of Water and Power

All rights remain with Patagonia Rising

All rights remain with Patagonia Rising

Join us for the Oregon premier of a new Environmental Justice film.

Deep in the heart of Patagonia, Chile flow two of the world’s purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity in temperate rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia’s most tenacious residents. Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys, endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys.

Isolated and largely undeveloped Patagonia and its people are caught in a heated conflict surrounding a proposal to build five large hydroelectric dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers. Promoted as “clean” energy, the project’s cultural and environmental impacts would forever alter the region. Alternatives exist. Clean energy experts are proving the viability of solar, wind and geothermal resources developed much closer to demand and infrastructure.

Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have redefined the course and health of the planet’s rivers with disastrous impacts that continue to unfold. Tracing the hydrologic cycle of the Baker from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of Chile’s energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary will bring awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

Trailer: http://patagoniarising.com/trailer

CAER’s 16th Annual Environmental Justice Conference!!!

Not in Your Backyard and Not in Mine: All hands working for Environmental Justice

The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) is hosting its 16th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. No registration is required. Please join us for a great weekend of free food and free knowledge at the University of Oregon (EMU Fir Room and River Rooms)!!

See attached poster for detailed conference schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact caer@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Saturday will be filled with workshops, panels, and speakers on environmental justice topics such as, climate justice, food justice, water justice, indigenous rights, and health equity.

The Return of Navajo Boy

The Native American Student Union and the Coalition Against Environmental Racism

are proud to present:

The Return of Navajo Boy

A free film screening on Wed, May 26 at 7:30 pm.

Located in the Many Nations Longhouse (behind the Law School)

Free Knowledge! Free Food!

This film is an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS. The Return of Navajo Boy reunited a Navajo family, forced the US Department of Justice to pay out a $100,000 compensation check to a former uranium miner and triggered a federal investigation of uranium houses.


This is a FREE event with FREE food!!!

The screening is on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 pm in the Many Nations Longhouse (Located behind the Law School.)

Free Conference! Saturday, April 24th

Join us for the 15th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference! <– Click for more details, including a speakers schedule.

Dare to CAER!

Free Food! Free Conference! Free Knowledge!

This year’s conference, DARE to CAER: What’s your gateway to environmental justice?, is an all-day event on Saturday, April 24th filled with workshops, speakers, and panels. Topics include urban justice, climate justice, food justice, and nuclear power.

On Sunday, we will be working at Huerto de la Familia, a local community garden that provides a place for low-income Latino families to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

*No registration required*

16th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference

“Not in Your Backyard and Not in Mine… All hands working for environmental justice”

April 30- May 1, 2011

University of Oregon

**This event is free! No registration required!**

Stay Tuned for more information!

CAER-stravaganza! Puppet show! Hors d’oeuvres!

Join us for our last event of the year!

What: CAER-stravaganza! Featuring the debut of the CAER puppet show troupe and delectable hors d’oeuvres!

When: 6:30pm, Thursday, May 28

Where: The Break, EMU (pool hall)

Interested in social justice and environmental issues? Come learn about environmental justice and CAER! We’ll have a delightful original puppet show, mingle, and hang out! Come by for a study break and learn how you can help promote environmental justice! Our events are always FREE and open to the public.

For more information: caer_at_uoregon.edu