The petrochemical industry is converging on Pittsburgh this week for the Shale Insight conference. The conference features a range of speakers from companies like Shell, Halliburton, ExxonMobil, and Chevron, not to mention U.S. government officials including Andrew Weiner (Trump’s new EPA Acting Administrator) and Rick Santorum (!?). In response to this fossil-fueled collection of power players, the people of Pittsburgh have planned a week of events to give voice to those resisting the regional petrochemical expansion; to give voice to those who regard the Paris Climate Agreement as an important goal on the way towards a renewable, regenerative economic future that does not profit from the pollution of our air, water, soil, and bodies. Please participate in one or more of the events coming up, and help us build the movement that is necessary to change the economic trajectory of our region.
Defend our Water – Day of Action
Essential registration details here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/defend-our-water/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346227422784446/
Native Water Ceremony – 10 a.m. – The Fountain at The Point
Led by Degawenodas, Wolf Clan of the Seneca, and Ojibwe “water walker” Sharon Day. Stand in solidarity with the Seneca and other Native leaders to protect our waters!
Rally – Noon – Pittsburgh Convention Center/Allegheny River Side
Join a peaceful rally during the Shale Gas Conference to defend our waters from fracking, pipelines and petrochemicals. Take action on land or water. Bring your own kayak!
Film Screening – 5 p.m. – Harris Theatre
Denying Access: NODAPL to NoNAPL
Join Seneca filmmaker Tami Watt for the Pittsburgh Premiere of the documentary film about the Dakota and Northern Access pipelines. Q&A will follow.
Sandra Steingraber Presentation and Film Screening
RSVP for THURSDAY October 25th Evening with Sandra Steingraber, presentation and film screening of the award-winning documentary film Unfractured. Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes will introduce the film and Dr. Steingraber will take your questions.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335219510577910/