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In March, Tim DeChristopher, an activist and recent University of Utah graduate, was convicted for derailing an illegal auction that would have leased a huge chunk of his state’s public lands for oil and gas drilling. And in February, thirteen Kentuckians including Wendell Berry and Teri Blanton risked arrest to stage a sit-in (dubbed Kentucky Rising) in their Governor’s office, refusing to leave for four days until they got what they wanted: a promise from the Governor that he would pay attention, finally, to the havoc caused by mountaintop-removal coal mining in Kentucky.
As the problems associated with such mineral extraction and related social and environmental issues — from climate change to war and industrial agriculture — continue to mount, and as the traditional means of effecting change seem incapable of keeping up, what is the engaged citizen called to do? And what can we learn from Wisconsin, Tunisia, and Egypt?
Please plan to join Tim DeChristopher, Wendell Berry, Teri Blanton, and others from Kentucky Rising plus Orion staff for a free, live web event to discuss principled activism, which puts a premium on positive impact for the future, no matter the immediate personal cost.