Forum: Legalizing Direct Action to Protect Our Climate
Wednesday, February 8
7 to 9 pm
East Simpson Coffee Company
414 East Simpson St, Lafayette
A forum with former Mora County, New Mexico, Commissioner John Olivas (Mora was the nation's first county to ban fracking); Doug Good Feather, Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Nation, a member of the Hunkpapa tribe, and spiritual leader of Spirit Horse Nation, a human rights and environmental protection organization; and Lafayette City Councilor Merrily Mazza. In January of 2016 the people of Lafayette, Colorado introduced the “Climate Bill of Rights and Protections” for adaptation to the Lafayette City Council. The ordinance will codify the right to a healthy climate and protects this right through community community-led, nonviolent direct action should government fail to recognize this right. It is based on the First Nation principle of protecting the environment for seven generations and was introduced by Councilors Merrily Mazza and Gustavo Reyna. If adopted Lafayette will join Grant Township Pennsylvania, who passed a similar ordinance to protect their community from injection wells that dispose of toxic liquid drilling waste. Join East Boulder County United in forum and discussion on the Climate Bill of Rights and Protections, the fight of the First Nations, and the effort to protect our communities from state and corporate driven law. John Olivas led the nation’s first county to ban fracking, Spirit Horse Nation’s Doug Good Feather of Standing Rock, and Lafayette City Councilor Merrily Mazza.