Demonstration & Conference: “Resisting Desecration of Land, Sovereignty and Image”
Demonstration April 6, 1:30 p.m. at West 25th & Detroit
Conference April 7, 9 a.m. at Baldwin Wallace University, Student Activity Center, 96 Beech Street, Berea, Ohio, 44107
The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance with the help of the Sierra Club and other groups are having their annual conference (April 7) and demonstration (April 6) called “Resisting Desecration of Land, Sovereignty and Image”, at Baldwin Wallace University
David Narcomey is the Keynote Speaker (he is a member of the General Council of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma). Tate Walker will be speaking (she is a Lakota storyteller). John Bolenbaugh will be speaking (he is an advocate for human and environmental health). The demonstration starts at West 25th Street and Detroit. For more information contact Dennis at 216-939-8229 or via email.
Sierra Club Partners with Film Festival
Tower City Cinemas
Tower City Cinemas
The 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival will be underway April 4-15 at Tower City Cinemas and NEO Sierra Club is again a proud community partner with the festival. We are a partner for the documentary entitled, “Haze, It’s Complicated,” which focuses on forest destruction in southeast Asia. The film explores how demand for cheap palm oil and the planting of African oil palm have caused extensive deforestation. The deforestation is generally accompanied by burning to remove slash. Consequently, peat soils are ignited, producing smoldering fires that are difficult to extinguish and release carbon dioxide and particulates (haze) into the atmosphere. In an era of accelerating climate change, this deforestation and burning has become a global environmental disaster. Please consider attending the film to learn more about the complex social and economic forces that have created this problem.
A schedule for the film festival is posted at www.clevelandfilm.org. Haze will be screened on April 11 at 7:50 PM, April 12 at 11:30 AM, and April 13 at 9:20 AM. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through clevelandfilm.org or by calling the box office at 877-304-FILM. You may also buy tickets in person at the Film Festival box office in Tower City Cinemas. To receive a $2 discount on the price of a ticket ($14 for Film Festival members and $16 for non-members) use the codeword “SIERRA” when you buy tickets. Buying tickets in advance is always a good idea as many of the shows sell out. NEO Sierra Club representatives will speak before each screening of the film; let’s make sure that they are speaking to packed houses!
➡ Every Monday: Meat-Free Monday. Meat production uses tremendous amounts of water and is one of the greatest sources of methane emissions. Methane is 80%-100% more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon in a 20 year time period. For more information about Meat-Free Mondays go to: neosierragroup.org/meat-free-mondays
Contact Jessica Ferrato at email@example.com to sign up for a cleanup or a workshop, arrange a drop-off of donated items for a fundraiser, help prepare & distribute rain barrels to salons, volunteer to help out with any event, or find out more!
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3RD MONDAY EVERY MONTH, 6-8 PM
City Fresh Mondays
Great Lakes Brewing Company Cellar
A monthly gathering of folks who want to learn, have dialogues and collaborate on issues related to food, health, community development and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Free! For more info, contact Brad Masi, NAC Executive Director
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Other Resources for Fun Activities Cleveland Metroparks
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
216-524-1497 or 440-546-5991
Lake County Metroparks
Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
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