Third Tar Sands Solidarity Journey

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May 27 Planning Meeting for the Tar Sands Solidarity Journey & Healing Walk

Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition (PESC), Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), and 350 Boise invite community members to participate in the third Tar Sands Solidarity Journey during the last week of June 2014, to and from the fifth and final, annual Athabasca region Tar Sands Healing Walk on Friday through Sunday, June 27 to 29, near Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta [1-4].  The Idaho-based groups are coordinating carpools and caravans to Canada, to converge for ceremonies and workshops and to walk in solidarity with First Nations and Metis elders, indigenous residents, grassroots allies, anti-tar sands activists, and journalists from across the continent and world, at this hundreds-strong gathering.

Event coordinators enthusiastically encourage involvement in the solidarity journey, healing walk, and a local planning meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27, at Maialina Pizzeria, 602 South Main Street in Moscow.  Organizers welcome ideas for and co-leadership of actions in the Northwest concurrent with the healing walk, such as Native drum circles, round dances, or other demonstrations of solidarity.  After the Tuesday meeting, join local citizens at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center (508 South Main Street in Moscow) for the free, public, 7 pm screening of the weekly, climate change, television series Years of Living Dangerously.

For further information about the Tar Sands Solidarity Journey and Healing Walk, please view the linked websites, videos, photos, and articles.  Contact Pat Fuerst of PESC at 509-339-5213 and and/or Helen Yost of WIRT at 208-301-8039 and and/or James Blakely of 350 Boise at 208-384-1023 and, with your questions, suggestions, comments, and RSVPs.

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