WHEN: TONIGHT! Thursday, January 12th.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for meet and greet.
Program starts at 7 pm.
WHERE: Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura,
5654 Ralston Ave, Ventura, 93003.
Fellowship hall; back parking lot.
WHO: Presenters Kimberly Rivers, Executive Director for Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG), and
Tomás Morales Rebecchi, Ventura County Organizer for Food and Water Watch (FFW), Field Director/Co-Campaign Manager for Measure Z, a successful voter initiative to ban fracking in Monterey Co, and on CFROG’s Board.
Rivers will summarize a current project of CFROG, which involves monitoring the results of water testing being ordered by the State Water Resources Control Board near oil waste sump pits and waste injection wells and other actions to prevent and reduce negative oil and gas effects on our local water supply.
Rebecchi will talk about his experience in December at Standing Rock, North Dakota, supporting the resistance of indigenous people to the Dakota Access Pipeline being constructed on their sacred land and under the Missouri River, as well as county initiatives to ban fracking, cyclic steam injection, and acidizing of oil wells.
Mni Wiconi Pacifica is a new local organization inspired by the resistance of indigenous people at Standing Rock, North Dakota, to protect water from being polluted.
WHY: Burning fossil fuels causes climate disruption for hundreds of years. Water is calling for our protection, for Earth and all living beings. Indigenous people are demonstrating the power of prayerful, non-violent resistance to pollution of air and water.