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 rele…ntless 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.)
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.
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.