The Loft at the Red Building
$5 suggested donation
Join us in a celebration of citizen power, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper and Beverly May, mountaintop removal activist and protagonist of the documentary film, Deep Down.
Deep Down screening at 7:00pm
Square Dance & music following film & panel discussion!
We're very excited to spend an evening watching the film Deep Down together with Beverly May, playing some dance tunes with Bill & Paul, and visiting and getting some tunes in with the fine folks in Astoria!
Beverly May, the protagonist of the documentary film Deep Down, has been a community leader and key player in the struggle against mountaintop removal in Eastern Kentucky. Earlier this month Beverly participated in Kentucky Rising! a multi-day sit-in at Kentucky Governor Beshear's office at the statehouse in which she and others, including writer Wendell Berry, demanded that the govenor "lead by ending mountaintop removal, by beginning a sincere public dialogue about creating sustainable jobs for our hard-working miners, by putting the vital interests of ordinary Kentuckians above the special interests of an abusive industry." More information about MTR and related organizing can be found at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
A similar struggle is represented in the resistance of the three proposed LNG projects here in Oregon. This movement has also been inspiring, drawing folks together and forging grassroots networks between Oregonians who care about our state's environmental health, public safety, local agricultural economies, and the political and economic effects of building infrastructure expressly to import even more foreign fossil fuels. The LNG struggle has brought together a diverse crowd of both rural and urban communities, farmers and ranchers of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast, fisherman, conservationists, artists, and business leaders. For more info on the LNG proposals visit the Columbia Riverkeeper website.
We appreciate Columbia Riverkeeper's work to create this opportunity, and all the hard work of Suzanne Savell, our Oregon-Kentucky connection, in bringing us all together to make it happen! See you in Astoria!