Indigenous Solidarity Teach-Ins
Reminder: Indigenous Solidarity Teach-in: Sunday, January 15, from 12-1:30, at Oscar Grant Plaze. We’re meeting at 11:00 at Brenda Saldago’s workplace: 436 14th St, 5th Floor (14th and Broadway) in Oakland: to talk through the “curriculum.” Everyone is welcome to both events!
Save the Peaks Coalition
The Save the Peaks Coalition is planning a Caravan from Flagstaff, AZ to San Francisco where they will be contesting the environmental & human health impacts of wastewater snowmaking. The Save the Peaks Coalition are fighting the United States Forest Service in a legal battle to protect children from hazardous endocrine disruptors and to protect this sacred site from desecration. The case argues that under the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, the Forest Service failed to adequately consider the impacts associated with ingestion of snow made from reclaimed sewer water in its Environmental Impact Statement. The Forest Service approved reclaimed sewer water for the use of snowmaking at a local Northern Arizona ski resort in 2004. The reclaimed sewer water in question is from Flagstaff’s Rio de Flag Sewage Plant that has proven to contain harmful bacteria, and endocrine disruptors such as pharmaceuticals and hormones amongst other known toxins.
Schedule of Events
Sunday January 8:
6PM - 9PM. Evening dinner, welcoming reception, & discussion on environmental injustice impacts and how they affect sacred sites. The Women’s Building; San Francisco, CA RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/195603233865761/
Monday January 9:
7AM: Sunrise Prayer Vigil Ceremonial gathering at a park located near the courthouse in downtown SF- TBA! Stay posted by visiting here: https://www.facebook.com/events/195603233865761/
8AM: Protect Sacred Sites, Defend Human Rights March from the nearby park going to the James R.Browning US Courthouse - 9th Circuit; 95 Seventh Street; SF, CA.
9AM: Rally & Prayers outside the Courthouse.
9:30AM: Court Hearing. The Save the Peaks Coalition et al vs. the United States Forest Service.
10:15 - 11:00 (Estimated) Press Conference on the steps of the 9th Circuit courthouse afterwards.