2019 Past Events...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

A Wilderness Icon:


Utah’s Red Rock


Canyons

 

 

Speaker:

  • Clayton Daughenbaugh
    • Clayton is the Midwest Conservation Organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
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    • “America’s wild public lands are a proud part of the national heritage. Sadly, they are under attack with those in Utah at the center of the controversy. President Trump has initiated what would be the largest rollback of conservation protections in our country’s history. He is seeking to repeal and replace the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments and reverse the steady progress towards protecting the largest unprotected wilderness area in the lower 48 states.”
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    • Clayton will show a short movie dramatically documenting citizen efforts to conserve public lands in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country. He will update what was gained and lost in the last Congress and the prospects for the new Congress.
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    • “These public lands are among the most beautiful and most intact portions of Creation remaining. Wild places that include the largest concentration of Native American archeological sites in U.S. We have a great responsibility to act to protect these special places.”
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    • Clayton has been a conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance for 12 years. As a volunteer he is Chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands and Wilderness Team and a past Sierra Club Vice-President of its’ Grassroots Network. He was a community organizer in Chicago for twenty years and lives in Berwyn, IL.

     

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Movie:


"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

 

Jefferson
Calls Us to Action

Jefferson Memorial

You can find these words of
his inside the Memorial.

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, more discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain even under the regiment of their barbarous ancestors."

         Thomas Jefferson


This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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