Special Events

Dakota Access Pipeline Seminar

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Duquesne University campus
College Hall, Room 104

The United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People seminar will feature Kelsey Leonard as keynote speaker and will focus on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

More information:

Dr Faith Bjalobok bjalobo273@duq.edu

REMINDER: Join the Bus to the People’s Climate March in Washington DC, April 29.

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In January, Donald Trump took office as the only climate denying world leader. Since his inauguration, he has set out to dismantle every environmental protection our movement has achieved, exposing our planet to degradation and our people to dehumanization. That’s why we hope you will join us on the bus to DC to join the People’s Climate March!

You may REGISTER HERE to secure your seat on the bus to DC.

  • Make sure you enter the phone number in the format 4121236789
  • When you click on Submit you will be asked to pay to the GoFundMe account.
  • The basic fare is $10, but to help cover the actual cost per seat of $55 an extra contribution in any amount will be appreciated.

Details

  • The two ‘Pittsburgh’ buses will leave from the Edgewood Towne Centre in Swissvale.
  • The ‘Washington PA’ bus will leave from the Park’n Ride site near the I79 Beau Street exit.
  • All buses load at 4:15 am and depart at 4:30 am.
  • With a rest stop on the way, we expect to arrive at the staging area at 11 am and the event will start at noon.
  • Buses will leave Washington about 5 pm.

Friends who are unable to go to the DC march but wish to make a contribution may do so at CONTRIBUTE HERE.

The current list of sponsors includes 350 Pittsburgh, Action United, Allegheny Group Sierra Club, Citizens for Coalfield Justice, GASP, Marcellus Protest, OnePittsburgh, and SEIU HCPA,.

First 100 Days Unity Event: How to be a Muslim Ally, March 30

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh welcomes us to become a Muslim Ally. 
Join 350 Pittsburgh’s Unite 100 as we share an evening with our Muslim neighbors and learn about their rich culture and how to support them in these difficult times.

7:00 pm, Thursday, March 30
First United Methodist Church
5401 Centre Avenue
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA (map)

During the discussion Mohamed Wasi will describe the Islamic Center’s ‘Go Green’ plan.

For details click HERE or contact 350pittsburgh@gmail.com.

First 100 Days Unity Event: Youth Movie Night- Eat, Watch, Discuss, Resist! March 31

Pittsburghers age 14- 22 are invited to a screening the film “Fenceline: A Company Town Divided,” eating free Chipotle and sharing ideas on how you can become involved in eco-activism.

7:00 pm, Friday March 31
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
116 South Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15206

Learn how the massive Shell ethane cracker plant in nearby BeaverCounty threatens our communities, and what we can do about it. The discussion will be moderated by local filmmaker and activist, Mark Dixon, (best known for the eco-adventure documentary, “YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip.”)

Facebook info and sign-up HERE (RSVPs requested). For more information
contact 350pittsburgh@gmail.com.

First 100 Days Unity Event: Help Rebuild a Home in East Liberty, April 1.

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Enough emails, phone calls, meetings and marches?   Then join 350 Pittsburgh’s Climate Justice = Social Justice project as we participate in Open Hand Ministry’s home reconstruction project.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 1
East Liberty, exact location TBA ***
Pittsburgh PA

We will reach out to our neighbors and connect in a very tangible way as we help Open Hand Ministry rebuild a home for a low income resident of East Liberty. Located in the inner city Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Garfield and East Liberty, Open Hand Ministries is committed to promoting justice in our communities through home ownership.

Due to the risks present at a construction site, participants must be 14 or older, and teenagers 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent.

Meet-up sign-up HERE or email 350Pittsburgh@gmail.com.

*** This event is a little bit weather dependent. Details about the exact work we will be doing will be sent out closer to the date.

Phipps Symposium: “One Health, One Planet”, April 4 and 5

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A symposium organized by Phipps Conservatory will examine the relationship between health and the built and natural environments in which we live, work, learn and play.

Reception and Keynote, 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, April 4
Symposium, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, April 5
Pittsburgh Conservatory
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health,” expert-led conference sessions will explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human and animal health, defining and building on each topic through the lens of the others.

GENERAL REGISTRATION. Both days:$125. Reception and keynote only: $30. Symposium only: $99.
STUDENT REGISTRATION. Both days: $40. Reception and keynote only: $15. Symposium only: $30.

Register to attend HERE. To register by phone, please contact Kat Carr at 412/622-6915, ext. 6936  Questions? Contact Dr. Sarah States at sstates@phipps.conservatory.org.

ORGANIZING WORKSHOP: Learn How to React to the Emergence of Fracking in the Mon Valley

Oil and gas infrastructure is expanding into suburban communities including the Mon Valley region. Join us for an Education Workshop to learn what this means for us and how we can work together to protect families and school children from the health risks of shale gas drilling and infrastructure.

6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 30
City of Clairton Municipal Building,
551 Ravensburg Boulevard,
Clairton, PA 15025

Please RSVP here! Light Refreshments will be served.

REACH Mon Valley now has a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter feed so please make sure to Like and Follow them for real time updates, event invitations, or just to connect with other Mon Valley people who care about environmental justice!

For more information contact Adam Tuznik at atuznik@cleanwater.org
Or call (412) 765-3053 x. 202

VOTE GREEN ON TUESDAY, 7 AM TO 8 PM, NOVEMBER 8

To protect our environment for years to come, please vote for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty and encourage your relatives, friends, and co-work to do like-wise.

To confirm you polling place check HERE.

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