WWFOR Fall Retreat, Olympia/Lacey area
Sat Nov 16, details TBA, in Olympia/Lacey area. Olympia FOR is planning the WWFOR Fall Retreat on the joint topics of the climate crisis and the threats of nuclear weapons. Olympia climate activists from several organizations and members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons are working with three powerful speakers to put together a retreat that addresses the intersectionality of climate and nuclear issues,
Dahr Jamail, a fourth-generation Lebanese-American, has been a journalist for decades, including as an American reporter in the Middle East during the Iraq war in 2003. In 2019 he published the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. [available as e-book online]
Peter Lumsdaine works with Washington Physicians for Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapon Abolition Task Force. He has a background in environmental protection/justice, and has worked in resource conflict zones throughout the world. He also focuses on the ecological/human societal impacts of rapidly accelerating electronic technologies on earth. In February, 2019, Peter visited Olympia with the Golden Rule Sailboat Project.
Derek Hoshiko is a fourth-generation Japanese-American climate and social justice organizer from Island County, WA. He works with For the People—Community Supported Organizing, and is launching a bold project, Rapid and Just Climate Action, to stop global warming within ten years by building broader, more inclusive movements. Derek was a keynote speaker at the South Sound Climate Convention in Olympia in April 2019.
Please watch for further information coming from Olympia FOR and from WWFOR, https://www.wwfor.org and register early for this exciting Fall event!