Croissants with Council (4/21/2018 9:30am - 10:30am)
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Croissants with Council (4/21/2018 9:30am - 10:30am)

Ask council directly about the city's oil and gas regulations, now being reviewed by the industry (!), or about amendments to the criminal code to protect nonviolent activists, or about any other subject, Here's a chance for an actual back-and-forth exchange, unlike stilted public comment at city council meetings. And you get free croissants.

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Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (4/20/18 3:10pm-4pm)
Apr
20
3:15 PM15:15

Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (4/20/18 3:10pm-4pm)

Please join our community and say no to fracking! We will meet on the Pioneer playground by 3:10pm and be ready to greet parents, teachers and members of our community! Invite friends so that we can make it loud and clear that we are saying no to fracking and our community, school, and district leaders cannot remain silent. They need to fight with us!! We will head over to Odd 13 after we finish up our bannering at Pioneer!

On Fridays until May 18th - 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and 5/18

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Angevine MS Bannering! Join our community & say no to fracking! (4/12/18 3:40pm-4:40pm)
Apr
12
3:40 PM15:40

Angevine MS Bannering! Join our community & say no to fracking! (4/12/18 3:40pm-4:40pm)

  • Minotaur Circle and South Boulder Road (map)
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Calling all teachers, school administrators, students, parents, grandparents, and members of our community! We will meet at the corner of Minotaur Circle and South Boulder Road, in front of Angevine Middle School at 3:40PM on April 12th. No need to bring anything! We will have signs and banners.

After the bannering we will head over to Odd13 to connect, collaborate, and decompress. See you on April 12th!

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Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (4/6/18 3:10pm-4pm)
Apr
6
3:10 PM15:10

Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (4/6/18 3:10pm-4pm)

Please join our community and say no to fracking! We will meet on the Pioneer playground by 3:10pm and be ready to greet parents, teachers and members of our community! Invite friends so that we can make it loud and clear that we are saying no to fracking and our community, school, and district leaders cannot remain silent. They need to fight with us!! We will head over to Odd 13 after we finish up our bannering at Pioneer!

On Fridays until May 18th - 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and 5/18 

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Students United! Meeting for School based antifracking campaign (3/25/18 3pm-5pm)
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Students United! Meeting for School based antifracking campaign (3/25/18 3pm-5pm)

Join our growing crew of Boulder County activated parents, students and educators at this meeting to continue strategizing and making concrete plans to for our campaigns to fight fracking. Our 4 active areas are: 

1. Engagement across Boulder County Schools
2. Bannering and visibility events
3. Letters to the Editor
4. School walk-outs

This meeting will focus on the following: 

  • Messaging and logistics on Apri1 3 and May 1 school walkout events to the Boulder County Commissioners public meetings/hearings.
  • Updates and planning on Letters to the Editor and Bannering campaigns.
  • Communications and legal updates on BVSD policies regarding protests on school property.
  • Planning for engaging and building awareness at all Lafayette schools. 
  • Potential collaborations on Earth Day event.

This agenda will change if new developments arise in the next few days. Also we will provide basic orientation information for new folks to this meeting.

Here is the latest Daily Camera article on the developments at Pioneer Elementary: http://www.dailycamera.com/lafayette-news/ci_31748869/lafayette-elementary-school-sees-tensions-over-fracking-tensions

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Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (3/23/18 3:10pm-4:00pm)
Mar
23
3:10 PM15:10

Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (3/23/18 3:10pm-4:00pm)

Please join our community and say no to fracking! We will meet on the Pioneer playground by 3:10pm and be ready to greet parents, teachers and members of our community! Invite friends so that we can make it loud and clear that we are saying no to fracking and our community, school, and district leaders cannot remain silent. They need to fight with us!! We will head over to Odd 13 after we finish up our bannering at Pioneer!

On Fridays - 3/16, 3/23, 4/6

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Lafayette Council: Call to Action (3/20/18 6pm-9pm)
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Lafayette Council: Call to Action (3/20/18 6pm-9pm)

DEMANDS FOR COUNCIL following town hall meeting with Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund:

Protect the Community by:

1. Restoring the Climate Bill of Rights to its original version with the direct action component

This will be discussed during council comments, Merrily Mazza will request that the amendments be added to the agenda and voted on at the April 3 council meeting. THE COUNCIL MAY REFUSE TO DO SO. Speak out and demand they protect the community and not the oil and gas industry!

2. Enforce the Climate Bill of Rights; accept pro bono legal offer from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

3. Revamp trespass provisions in the city code to protect protestors acting for the community to stop neighborhood oil and gas drilling

Council has to make a decision at this critical moment for Lafayette public health and safety. We cannot survive Lafayette being turned into a toxic oil field. Ask the City Council to stand with the public against drilling or make way for others that will.

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Students united! Anti Fracking School Walkout Committee Meeting (3/18/18 3pm-5pm)
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Students united! Anti Fracking School Walkout Committee Meeting (3/18/18 3pm-5pm)

Parents, students and teachers - Join Lafayette families to help us plan for an April 3 school walkout to express our demand to keep fracking away from our schools and out of all of Lafayette/Boulder County.

We have a basic plan to check our children out of school in the morning and take a bus to the county courthouse. Bring your ideas, passion, and interested friends. We have student leaders for this action and would love to recruit more.

See you there!  To get in touch, email antifrackingwalkouts@gmail.com

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Know Your Rights Training (3/18/18 1:00pm - 2:30pm)
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Know Your Rights Training (3/18/18 1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Calling all area fracking activists!  Whitney Leeds, lawyer with the Denver chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, is conducting a know your rights training for local activists.   Ms. Leeds is phenomenal!  Know Your Rights is critical training for those planning to take part in direct actions.

After the last Lafayette city council meeting on fracking regulations, that's about all we have left to save the community, our families, and our environment. Attendees will learn about the procedure of being questioned, detained, and arrested by police in Colorado as well as their rights during that process. Specific language and behaviors to use with police will be discussed and role-played. 

Coming?  RSVP to jclamb4649@gmail.com

Free and sponsored by East Boulder County United.

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Pioneer Bannering:  Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (3/16/18 - 4/6/18 3:10pm-4:00pm)
Mar
16
3:10 PM15:10

Pioneer Bannering: Be Cool Don't Frack Our School (3/16/18 - 4/6/18 3:10pm-4:00pm)

Please join our community and say no to fracking! We will meet on the Pioneer playground by 3:10pm and be ready to greet parents, teachers and members of our community! Invite friends so that we can make it loud and clear that we are saying no to fracking and our community, school, and district leaders cannot remain silent. They need to fight with us!! We will head over to Odd 13 after we finish up our bannering at Pioneer!

Every Friday, March 16 - April 6 (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6)

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Escuela Bilingue Pioneer - First Bannering Event! No to Fracking (3/9/18 3:10pm - 4pm)
Mar
9
3:10 PM15:10

Escuela Bilingue Pioneer - First Bannering Event! No to Fracking (3/9/18 3:10pm - 4pm)

Meet on the playground from 3:10PM-4:00PM. We are standing together to say no to fracking. We will bring the signs and banners - please just bring yourself, students and friends.

This is the first of our weekly bannering events - join us and say no to fracking under our school! For more information email - emilylovecu@gmail.com

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Brad Holmes - Activism & Student Power (3/6/18 6pm - 8pm)
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Brad Holmes - Activism & Student Power (3/6/18 6pm - 8pm)

  • Eaton Humanities Building on CU Boulder Campus. Room 135 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join East Boulder County United and the Boulder County Protectors in an informal get-together to talk about Environmental Activisim, Community Rights and Student Power. Brad Holmes, a student at Bowling Green State in Ohio, will discuss his experiences with organizing and activism and his dealings with a resistant local government.

Brad Holmes will give a short synopsis of his background, the pipeline proposal in Bowling Green, Ohio, the ensuing livable climate bill of rights and how the politicians fought it, and what the community plans going forward. As the Bowling Green BOR was very much pushed by the student population, he will also be speaking about his experiences of organizing as a student.

This event will also provide options for joining efforts to protect Boulder County from a looming assault by the oil and gas industry.

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Town Hall Meeting with CELDF's Thomas Linzey esq. (3/5/18 6:30pm - 9:00pm)
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Town Hall Meeting with CELDF's Thomas Linzey esq. (3/5/18 6:30pm - 9:00pm)

Join community members and the Lafayette City Council in a town hall meeting on banning fracking in Lafayette and the community rights organizing and legal strategy. This will be a watershed event and marks the first time in over five years that Council members will be meeting with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, known internationally for their intrepid and pioneering legal work in conjunction with embattled communities around the world. 

Learn more about Thomas Linzey and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund here:  CELDF.org

Other stories about CELDF’s work:  

Rolling Stone:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-a-small-town-is-standing-up-to-fracking-w482577

In These Times:

http://inthesetimes.com/rural-america/entry/18976/thomas-linzey-interview-on-corporate-control-and-community-rights

Stay tuned for details and educational forums throughout Boulder County, in preparation for a critical year for our communities and environment. 

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CALL TO ACTION:  Lafayette City Council Meeting (2/20/2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm)
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

CALL TO ACTION: Lafayette City Council Meeting (2/20/2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm)

The city is moving forward with -- 

Drilling,

Pipelines,

Compressor stations,

Flaring,

Neighborhood industrial fossil fuel extraction

Jeffery Robbins has submitted proposed oil and gas regulations; they're almost a direct lift of Boulder County's.   The council may be voting on this, so ATTEND and SPEAK UP!  

Note the earlier start time.  It's the first item on the agenda.

Read regulations for the full flavor.  They're in the agenda packet:   http://www.cityoflafayette.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3192

From Mr. Robbins's Memorandum: " The City’s objective with the amended oil and gas regulations is to protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment to the MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW."  That is to say, Extraction's profit overrides your children's health and welfare.

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Boulder:  Community Rights & Grassroots Power (2/14/2018 6pm - 8pm)
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Boulder: Community Rights & Grassroots Power (2/14/2018 6pm - 8pm)

  • Eaton Humanities Building on CU Boulder Campus. Room 135 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join East Boulder County United and the Boulder County Protectors in an informal get-together to talk about Community Rights and Grassroots Power.  The Boulder County Protectors will be screening CELDF’s "So Your Community is about to be Fracked…" presentation and a short movie "Forget Shorter Showers".

This event serves to provide basic foundational knowledge around community rights, the need to organize independently of the two-party system, and options for joining efforts to protect the local area.

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We the Corporations - A Community Forum (2/7/2018 6pm - 8pm)
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

We the Corporations - A Community Forum (2/7/2018 6pm - 8pm)

  • Eaton Humanities Building on CU Boulder Campus. Room 150 (map)
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A community forum, connecting the CU Boulder campus to the rest of the community.

Join East Boulder County United for a community forum with panelists Phil Doe, Wes Wilson, Joel Dyer, Christiaan van Woudenberg, Richard Folsom, and Suede in which we will discuss the dangers of fracking, revolving door of O&G and politicians in Colorado, the Big Greens’ & the Democrats’ greenwashing efforts, and what actions we’re taking to combat these grim circumstances. This event serves to provide basic foundational knowledge around fracking, the political climate associated with fracking, and options for joining efforts to protect the local area.

Panelists:
Wes Wilson was a senior environmental engineer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Denver office in charge of analysis of federal projects. He participated in EPA’s veto over Denver’s Two Forks Dam, Congressional action to prevent gold mining near Yellowstone National Park, and EPA’s analysis of the impacts of coal bed methane production. He was a whistleblower to Congress in 2004 on EPA’s failure to properly analyze the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking, which led to his appearance on the documentary films Gasland by Josh Fox and SplitcEstate by Deborah Anderson. He is a board member of four grassroots organizations informing policy makers and the public on to the climate change and health impacts of fracking for oil and gas. These are non-profit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania. He is Science Advisor for Be the Change, and works with Phil Doe on public education and outreach regarding climate change and fracking. He is a graduate of University of Arizona, where he received a bachelors degree in Geological Engineering and a masters degree in Water Resource Management.

Phil Doe has been fighting for Colorado’s water for most of his adult life. He served as Bureau Chief and Environmental Compliance Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of Interior and was featured as a whistleblower on 60 Minutes. He has published op-ed features in Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Colorado Central Magazine, and Counterpunch. His past grassroots efforts opposed the Animas-La Plata water project in southwest Colorado. He is a registered citizen lobbyist at the State Capitol and testifies at the federal and state legislative level on natural resource issues. He serves on the board of the grassroots group, Be the Change, and directs their environmental issues program, with a current focus on horizontal hydrofracking.

Joel Dyer is the editor and a journalist for the BoulderWeekly, who has written political numerous articles relevant to oil & gas in Colorado. As a journalist and author, his work has appeared in New York Times Sunday Magazine, Vanity Fair, U.S.News & World Report, Mother Jones, Utne Reader and numerous other publications and websites. People such as Howard Zinn and Michael Moore have given nice reviews for books he wrote. His investigative reporting on the Oklahoma City bombing resulted in him being called to testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism in 1996. He was a featured speaker at the 1997 national conference for Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has won a fair number national, regional and statewide journalism awards.

Christiaan van Woudenberg is an Erie, CO community member. As a parent of two daughters, he has lived in Erie for more than 10 years and has experienced the harms of the oil & gas industry firsthand. As such, he is a founding member of and the Editor-in-Chief for the Erie Protectors, a group which informs the community about oil and gas activities and organizes residents to protect the town from its adverse effects. He is also the Sphero Club Leader at Black Rock Elementary School and a contributor to ELife Magazine.

Richard Folsom and Suede are apart of the Boulder County Protectors. Richard Folsom is a concerned student at CU Boulder, who is apart of the ISO and organizes with the Boulder County Protectors. Suede is a community member in Boulder, who has spearheaded many vivid actions in the Boulder County Protectors. He is the founder of the Suede Light Brigade, a group which illuminates issues to public by projecting light onto buildings.

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We the People 2.0 Film Screening (1/28/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

We the People 2.0 Film Screening (1/28/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Screening of We the People 2.0 - featuring the work of Thomas Linzey and The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) on the current state of our democracy. This free event is Sponsored by East Boulder County United, a local Community Rights organization that is engaging citizens in Boulder County and beyond to prevent the oil and gas industry from drilling in our backyards.

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Lafayette Community Forum (1/14/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Lafayette Community Forum (1/14/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Join East Boulder County United for a community forum with panelists Phil Doe, Wes Wilson, John Hughes and Paula Oransky in which we will introduce the process, dangers and legal topography of fracking. This event serves to provide basic foundational knowledge around fracking as well as options for joining efforts to protect the local area.

Panelists:

Dr. John Hughes, D.O. practices osteopathic, integrative, and regenerative medicine. His clinic, Aspen Integrative Medicine, Inc. provides the latest innovations in modern and natural medical care in Aspen and Basalt Colorado. Dr. Hughes graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and trained in family practice at the University of Arizona. He specializes in integrative medicine, sports medicine, injection therapy, and osteopathic manual medicine. In 2012, Dr. Hughes researched patients who lived near natural gas wells in Erie, Colorado and Carbondale, Colorado and found that the Erie patients who lived closest to the wells and BTEX burners possessed significantly high levels of the toxin ethylbenzene in their blood and urine. Dr. Hughes' case report of patients living near natural gas wells in Erie, Colorado has been discussed by the Colorado State Legislature and reported to the pubic by Denver Channel 7 News, the Aspen Times, and other Colorado newspapers. Dr. Hughes has been invited to speak to several organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Medical Foundation, about the topic of VOCs effluents affecting human patients living near Colorado natural gas wells.

Wes Wilson was a senior environmental engineer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Denver office in charge of analysis of federal projects. He participated in EPA’s veto over Denver’s Two Forks Dam, Congressional action to prevent gold mining near Yellowstone National Park, and EPA’s analysis of the impacts of coal bed methane production. He was a whistleblower to Congress in 2004 on EPA’s failure to properly analyze the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking, which led to his appearance on the documentary films Gasland by Josh Fox and SplitcEstate by Deborah Anderson. He is a board member of four grassroots organizations informing policy makers and the public on to the climate change and health impacts of fracking for oil and gas. These are non-profit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania. He is Science Advisor for Be the Change, and works with Phil Doe on public education and outreach regarding climate change and fracking. He is a graduate of University of Arizona, where he received a bachelors degree in Geological Engineering and a masters degree in Water Resource Management.

Phil Doe has been fighting for Colorado’s water for most of his adult life. He served as Bureau Chief and Environmental Compliance Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of Interior and was featured as a whistleblower on 60 Minutes. He has published op-ed features in Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Colorado Central Magazine, and Counterpunch. His past grassroots efforts opposed the Animas-La Plata water project in southwest Colorado. He is a registered citizen lobbyist at the State Capitol and testifies at the federal and state legislative level on natural resource issues. He serves on the board of the grassroots group, Be the Change, and directs their environmental issues program, with a current focus on horizontal hydrofracking.

Paula Oransky is an Erie, CO resident and parent whose family has experienced the harms of oil and gas industry at close range. She is a founding and active member of the Erie Protectors, a group which informs the community about oil and gas activities and organizes residents to protect the town from its adverse effects.

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Lafayette Neighborhood Canvassing (1/7/2018 3:45pm - 5:45 pm)
Jan
7
3:45 PM15:45

Lafayette Neighborhood Canvassing (1/7/2018 3:45pm - 5:45 pm)

We need your help!

We are continuing to alert our neighbors regarding the proposed drilling coming to our town in Lafayette. We have to educate the community on what they can do to stop this and get mass numbers of people involved to win this!

Please reply to mandi.papich@gmail.com by Saturday, January 6 if you can help with this effort and we will send you the meeting location. Please bring a clipboard and extra pens.

We will have a script plus flyers and we are hoping to hit 30-40 houses each.

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CALL TO ACTION - Demand Lafayette City Council Meet with CELDF  (1/2/18 6:30 pm)
Jan
2
6:30 PM18:30

CALL TO ACTION - Demand Lafayette City Council Meet with CELDF (1/2/18 6:30 pm)

In the upcoming Lafayette council meeting on Jan. 2, Lafayette city administrator, Gary Klaphake, will apparently recommend to council that the City not consult with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) in defense of the Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights and Protections (CBoR), which would ban fracking in Lafayette.  (That information is in the council’s agenda packet for Jan. 2, posted here on the city’s website http://www.cityoflafayette.com/Archive.aspx. The discussion will take place under city administrator comments in the agenda.) Mr. Klaphake’s expected recommendation will be based on the opinion of the city’s newly hired land use attorney from Durango, Jeffery Robbins, and CIRSA, the city’s insurer.  There was no communication with CELDF, the internationally known experts in community rights organizing.  There was no communication with the citizens who wrote and promoted this law, which is based on our community’s fundamental right to clean air, clean water and a healthy climate.  This move signals the council will accept drilling permits under the new regulations Attorney Robbins is currently writing and that it does not intend defend the CBoR.

Mr. Klaphake no longer lives in Lafayette; he now lives in Broomfield. City attorney David Williamson lives in Boulder.  Mr. Robbins lives in Durango.  The council is the only official entity at the meeting part of and speaking for those who will be directly affected.

We need as many people as possible to show up at the Jan. 2 meeting and demand that CELDF and the community rights argument get a seat at the table.  Please come to the meeting and make the following demand or simply come and stand in support of those who speak:

1. A public meeting with council and representatives of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
2. That this meeting be held in a venue large enough to include all people wanting to participate.
3. Spanish translation.
4. Live video streaming and recording.

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Introduction to Direct Action for Front Line Communities (12/3/17  12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Direct Action for Front Line Communities (12/3/17 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Join the Boulder County Protectors in a half day training on the theory, use and application of nonviolent direct action to protect our communities from fracking.

The training will cover the basics of direct action, when it is used, and how it works to build political power while addressing the ideas and concerns of anyone new to this profound and historic strategy.

We will also talk about the current situation in Boulder County and Erie regarding drilling and how we are organizing to ban fracking around community rights and the Climate Bill of Rights.

People completing the training will be invited to to join our Boulder County Protectors Direct Action Implementation Strategy Sessions. Please join us for this half day training.

Sliding scale of $10 - $50. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations needed for continued trainings and for our legal defense fund.

RSVP Required to eastbocounited@gmail.com with your name, address and phone number.

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Standing Rock Artists Hosting Weekend of Free Art-making, Music, Story-telling (11/18/17 - 11/19/17)
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Standing Rock Artists Hosting Weekend of Free Art-making, Music, Story-telling (11/18/17 - 11/19/17)

  • 7873 Saint Vrain Road Longmont, CO, 80503 United States (map)
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Participants, youth & community leaders will be making 3-500 banners and signs, silk screening, and painting. There will be visiting presenters, artists, speakers, singers etc sharing and visiting. We want to get to know our community of protectors and discuss what positive impacts we can make to protect our local communities.

East Boulder County United is proud to be working with all of these wonderful people and groups, to be bringing in internationally renowned First Nation artists Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt. No drills, no compromise. Art for front line resistance to fracking.

Environmental Art Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 9am – 4pm
7873 St Vrain Rd., Longmont Colorado
 
An Evening of Native Story Telling and Music
Saturday, November 18, 7pm – 9pm
East Simpson Coffee, 414 E. Simpson, Lafayette, Colorado
 
Environmental Art Workshop
Sunday, November 19, 9am – 3pm
7873 St Vrain Rd., Longmont Colorado

Sacred Water Walk
Sunday, November 19, 3pm – 4pm
Bob Burger Rec Center,
111 W. Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Please join us when you desire and when your schedule allows.  All events are open to the public.  People that would like to participate in the art build, please RSVP to:  EastBoCoUnited@gmail.com. No RSVP needed for the Water Walk and the Saturday music and story telling event. 

Please bring a dish or drinks to share, reusable dishware/flatware and a reusable water bottle for the art workshops.

All 4 events are FREE to participants but please help East Boulder County United Fund this terrific event!  Thank you!    https://www.gofundme.com/protecting-boulder-county

Art Workshops

Artists will lead a workshop to craft banners and other works inspired by Native resistance to colonialism and environmental destruction. The art will be used by grassroots groups fighting to protect the local land from new oil and gas drilling and other destructive industrial projects and to draw attention to indigenous struggles across North America.

Please bring a light colored t-shirt or other fabric if you would like to screen print an item to take home.

Evening of Story-telling and Music

Join us for an evening for all Protectors to support, uplift, educate and inspire as we stand together to protect our communities from the dangers of oil and gas.  Special honored guests: First Nations environmental Justice artists; Christi Belcourt & Isaac Murdoch will be sharing traditional stories and welcoming some of our local musicians, poets, speakers and storytellers.

The cafe will be closed during this event.  Please plan to eat dinner before or after the event.

Sacred Water Walk Ceremony

Christi Belcourt & Isaac Murdoch will lead our community in a 1-2 hour Water Walk.  This extended ceremony is intended to call attention to the threats to our water and to honor it as a living being. We are hoping to have many people walking single file in this ceremony.  Women: Please bring a long skirt to wear for the water walk ceremony if you have one.

We will gather at Bob Berger Rec Center and the march will culminate in a water ceremony at Waneka Lake.

Community collaboration co-sponsored by :
H.O.M.E (Honoring Our Mother Earth)
Spirit Horse Nation
East Boulder County United
Lakota Way Healing Center
Christi Belcourt
Isaac Murdoch

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

EBCU Longmont Branch Meeting (10/26/17 7:30pm - 9:00 pm)

This is a general planning meeting of the Longmont branch of East Boulder County United. We will review new developments, strategize next tasks, and bring new volunteers in to join those already hard at work to stop drilling in Boulder County

This meeting occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Lafayette Community Meeting To Stop Oil and Gas Drilling (10/25/17 7pm - 9pm)

Are you new to the fight against fracking in Boulder County and Lafayette? Join East Boulder County United at this community meeting to update, inform, discuss, and organize a community response to prohibit drilling within Lafayette and Boulder County. The meeting will be attended by local organizers and Lafayette City Councilor Merrily Mazza. We will bring available information on drilling plans, the city's response and details about the various ways community members can connect, build, and protect our incredible town. This meeting will be an updated version of the September 28 EBCU community meeting.

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

EBCU Lafayette Branch Meeting (10/23/17 7pm - 8:30pm)

This is a general planning meeting of the Lafayette branch of East Boulder County United. We will review new developments, strategize next tasks, and bring new volunteers in to join those already hard at work to stop drilling in Boulder County

This meeting occurs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.

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Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

No Drills, No Compromise for Lafayette Health & Safety (10/17/17 5:30PM)

  • 1290 South Public Road Lafayette, CO, 80026 United States (map)
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Bring your signs, your words, and your just demands to the Lafayette City Council meeting.

After five years of anticipation, warning, and grassroots organizing to protect our community from the lethal practice of oil and gas drilling, we recently learned that oil and gas operator 8 North LLC, a subsidiary of Extraction Oil & Gas, plans to begin horizontal drilling in Lafayette and unincorporated Boulder County. Extraction’s action follows the termination of the drilling moratorium by the Boulder County Commissioners in May of 2017. More importantly, it reflects the profound lack of leadership shown by city and county public officials during the long history surrounding fracking in Colorado and Boulder County.

For five years, Lafayette city councilors, excluding Councilor Merrily Mazza, have told Lafayette community members that drilling was highly unlikely in Lafayette. As though past experience predicts the future, the community was comforted. No more. This stance weakened public concern for an industry that, as we know all too well, imposes life and death risks to the women, men, and children of Lafayette. In 2013, councilors used this same speaking point to warn residents against voting for ballot initiative 300, the Community Bill of Rights, which banned fracking and its infrastructure within the city limits. In 2014, the City Council and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association denied Lafayette community members a position in the COGA lawsuit against the city to remove a rights – based legal defense of the of the Community Bill of Rights. Last spring, the current council rewrote and weakened the Climate Bill of Rights, a proposed ordinance that community members brought to you to protect our town from the oil and gas industry.

This bureaucratic, passive, and visionless approach to the industry, by both the Lafayette city officials and the Boulder County Commissioners has led Lafayette and Boulder County into the catastrophic position we now face: thousands of oil and gas wells, toxic industrial operations, in and around our community. Your leadership, by all definitions, has failed the people of this community and now poses a profound risk to the community as a whole.

At this critical moment we make the follow demands with the expectation that you begin, for once, to follow the leadership of your community.

1. Lafayette City Councilors, current and prior, who made misleading statements to the public on the likelihood of drilling in our community will apologize and admit that these statements were wrong.

2. The Lafayette City Council will take immediate steps to replace the weakened measure adopted by Council in 2017 and to codify the Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights in its entirety, including the direct action components.

3. The City Council will demand that the Boulder County Commissioners adopt the Boulder County Climate Bill of Rights banning fossil fuel development. 

4. Both the Lafayette City Council and Boulder County will accept the pro bono legal defense of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund to advance these the bills of rights though the legal system.

5. Council will cooperate with all community-led efforts to protect Lafayette and Boulder County to best inform, prepare, and organize citizens for a common defense of our families, our community, our environment, and our fundamental rights.

We believe these positions are fair, guided by the highest level of concern for our community, and informed by years of grassroots organizing on this critical issue. We will not accept any political/regulatory measures to make the drilling “less harmful,” This activity must be banned. You will need to put your political careers at risk, as community members put their liberty at risk, to ensure that happens. Thank you for your attention and immediate response. Please respond as individuals so that we can accountably inform our neighbors and make additional preparations.

East Boulder County United

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Lafayette Neighborhood Canvassing (10/16/17 5pm - 7pm)

We need your help!

We are going to alert our neighbors regarding the proposed drilling coming to our town in Lafayette and ask them to join our fight to stop fracking in all of Boulder County. We have to educate the community on what they can do to stop this and get mass numbers of people involved to win this!

Please reply to mandi.papich@gmail.com if you can help with this effort and we will send you the meeting location. Please bring a clipboard and extra pens.

We will have a script plus flyers and we are hoping to hit 30-40 houses each.

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