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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum




"Reuctant Radical"

A film about

Anti-pipeline activist

Ken Ward,



Film starts 6 PM sharp.
Doors open at 5:45.
Short discussion untill 7:50.

  • Intro:
    • With global warming an existential threat to civilization, if not humanity, what should we do?
    • Martin Luther King chose civil disobedience in the face of intransigent racism.
    • Gandhi chose nonviolent resistance facing British Imperialists.
    • Ken Ward challenges himself and us to do similar in the face of global climate disaster, captured in the documentary film, “Reluctant Radical.”
    • www.collectiveeye.org/products/the-reluctant-radical and Founder of 350.org.
    • “The Reluctant Radical is an intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward. This documentary film follows Ken through a series of civil disobedience direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. Facing 20 years in prison for his action, the film reveals both the personal costs as well as the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling.
    • “There are many fronts in the vast climate fight. This film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one daring path.” - Bill McKibben, Climate Advocate and Founder of 350.org.
    • “He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in.” - Dr. James Hansen, Climate Scientist


Forum Schedule:

5:45 PM Doors open.
Come early for progressive conversation.
6:00 PM Movie starts



*Community Room
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


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