WIRT Newsletter: Events This Week & In October

Friends and allies,

Monday, October 5, 5:30 pm

Authors Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams

1912 Center, 412 East Third Street, Moscow, Idaho

Hosted by BookPeople of Moscow, these renown writers and environmentalists from Utah will read from and talk about their joint book project, The Story of My Heart, with an introduction by Terry Tempest Williams, afterword by University of Idaho (UI) English Department Chair Scott Slovic, and essays by Brooke Williams alongside British nature writer Richard Jefferies’ original 1883 work exploring the existence of a travel-experienced “soul-life.” The authors will discuss the “dilemmas of modernity, the intrinsic need for wildness, and what it means to be human in the 21st century.”

Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams Author Event: The Story of My Heart

Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams, Monday, October 5, 1912 Center, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm

Merchants of Doubt

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main Street, Moscow, Idaho

Presented by the Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition, the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse Green Sanctuary Committee, and the Palouse Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), this award-winning documentary demonstrates how corporate-hired pundits, posing as scientific authorities, spin the truth and confuse the public about well-studied, industry-produced threats such as toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, fossil fuels, and climate change. Admission accepting donations toward the free, public screening of the movie, produced by filmmaker Robert Kenner and inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, starts at 6:30 pm. A concluding panel discussion will feature UI professors Tom Bitterwolf and Kenton Bird and CCL representative Mary Dupree.

Merchants of Doubt

PESC Presents: Merchants of Doubt

Thursday, October 8, 7 pm

WIRT First Thursday Moscow Monthly Meeting and Potluck

The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 East Second Street, Moscow, Idaho


Friday, October 16, 7 pm

WIRT Third Thursday Sandpoint Monthly Meeting and Pizza

Second Avenue Pizza, 215 South Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho

Contact Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) at wild.idaho.rising.tide@gmail.com or 208-301-8039 for Moscow and Sandpoint monthly meeting agendas, mostly focused on designing and staging Flood the System direct action training workshops and demonstrations in or near northern and southern Idaho.

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Friday, October 9, 7 pm to 12 midnight

KRFP 11th Birthday Bash

1912 Center, 412 East Third Street, Moscow, Idaho

The Palouse’s only community-funded, grassroots, volunteer radio station will celebrate its eleventh anniversary this Friday, October 9. KRFP Radio Free Moscow hosts WIRT’s Climate Justice Forum radio program every Monday between 7:30 and 9:00 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, covering continent-wide, climate and indigenous activism and frontline opposition to corporate extreme energy projects. The progressive station will offer beer, wine, and snacks at this dance party with live music by opening act Dave Willard of KRFP and the Smokin’ Mojo Blues Band, all for suggested admission donations of $5 or more at the door.

KRFP Radio Free Moscow

October Flood the System Training Workshops

WIRT is working with Rising Tide North America organizers to request direct action trainers for crucial, October weekend workshops in Boise, Spokane, and maybe nearby Sandpoint and Moscow, in preparation for Flood the System actions. We have also invited workshop co-sponsorship via email messages, sent both individually and collectively to the leaders of three Spokane environmental groups, two Sandpoint area organizations, three northern Idaho groups, five Coeur d’Alene, Nez Perce, Umatilla, and Idle No More tribal activists, three organizations in Gem and Payette counties and Boise, three Missoula groups, and a local lawyer willing to provide a know-your-rights training component.

WIRT would greatly appreciate and act on your recommendations of interested, trusted activist groups in the region, working on issues that intersect with climate change, who could co-host these workshops and co-lead Flood the System actions with us. As Rising Tide coordinates trainers and WIRT awaits responses from and suggestions of potential co-host groups, we are also eager to learn more about possible participant backgrounds, attendance numbers, direct action skills preferences, and contributions of skill shares for the workshops. Originally aiming for training sessions on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, probably from 10 am to 3 pm at the downtown Spokane and Boise libraries, we may have to push both workshops back to October 17 and 18, to enhance trainer availability, participant recruitment, and preparation and outreach.

Flood the System

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