Join us for a teach-in about natural gas drilling – hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking – what it is, the risks it poses to our land, air, and water, and the grassroots organizing taking place against it. It’s not just an East Coast issue — fracking is currently happening in the Los Alamos and Santa Barbara regions of California.
The teach-in will be facilitated by Alex Lotorto, who is a field organizer with the Energy Justice Network. He works with impacted communities living in the drilling fields. He is also part of Occupy Scranton. One of his goals is to build relationships between urban and rural groups around the country, so they can be in solidarity to support one another.
Alex says yes, it’s true — gas drilling has made water so toxic it can be lit on fire , straight from the tap.
Sunday, February 12, 7-9pm
Berkeley Federation of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU)
There’s no wheelchair access for the OB fracking event tonight 7-9 pm w/ Alex Lotoro. The fracking event is next door at 1606 Bonita, thru the gate and to the left upstairs, our apologies for anyone who cannot climb the stairs (you are invited to hear David Cobb instead in the Hall at 1924 Cedar.)
$5 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds. Map, directions, and public transportation options can be found here: http://www.bfuu.org/contact
The same workshop will be offered at Occupy Oakland at 11 am preceding the general assembly, at 19th and Telegraph. Call Alex for details or to set up another workshop: 570-269-9589. He will be in California until February 13.