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December 2018

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12/16/2018 Climate Civil Disobedience: Is It Necessary?

Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:30 AM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Can turning a valve get you arrested? Yes, it can-- if that valve is regulating the flow of oil through pipelines from the Canadian tar sands into the US. In five highly publicized acts of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, Leonard Higgins and four other activists became the Valve Turners. They turned off those valves at the border to focus attention on the current climate crisis.
Higgins will be delivering an account of his experience in turning off the valve, waiting for arrest, going to trial and attempting to use the Necessity Defense. Higgins, a Unitarian Universalist, is the co-founder of the Corvallis Chapter of 350.org.

For more info: jfoleynyc@aol.com

Free to the public.
Disability access available via ramp on Bonita
12/16/2018 Leonard Higgins: A Valve Turner in Person

Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Can turning a valve get you arrested? Yes, it can-- if that valve is regulating the flow of oil through pipelines from the Canadian tar sands into the US. In five highly publicized acts of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, Leonard Higgins and four other activists became the Valve Turners. They turned off those valves at the border to focus attention on the current climate crisis. He will be delivering an account of his experience in turning off the valve, waiting for arrest, going to trial and attempting to use the Necessity Defense. Higgins, a Unitarian Universalist, is the co-founder of the Corvallis Chapter of 350.org.
He will also discuss how political activists from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Gandhi led groups of people to engage in civil disobedience together in a coordinated way to create needed social change. Higgins says, "I was awakened to the social and climate justice crisis in a 2007 Joanna Macy workshop." He is a board member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth (UUMFE).

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee.

For more info: jfoleynyc@aol.com

Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Disability access available via ramp on Bonita

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