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Mar
24
Sun
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage.

​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export coming through their neighborhoods in 100-car trains of open rail cars and sitting in uncovered piles next to the Bay, just blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces.

We’re door-knocking every weekend between now and late March or early April to
collect emails and signatures on a letter to the council demanding the strongest
possible ordinance.

And talk about gratifying! Nearly all those who answer the door say, “No coal in
Richmond? Where do I sign?” and proceed to thank you profusely for doing this.
Check out the new and improved No Coal in Richmond website for background, up-
to-the minute news, and other ways you can fight this climate and public health
menace in Richmond.

 

RSVP:  ACTION@SUNFLOWER-ALLIANCE.ORG

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Mar
30
Sat
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage.

​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export coming through their neighborhoods in 100-car trains of open rail cars and sitting in uncovered piles next to the Bay, just blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces.

We’re door-knocking every weekend between now and late March or early April to
collect emails and signatures on a letter to the council demanding the strongest
possible ordinance.

And talk about gratifying! Nearly all those who answer the door say, “No coal in
Richmond? Where do I sign?” and proceed to thank you profusely for doing this.
Check out the new and improved No Coal in Richmond website for background, up-
to-the minute news, and other ways you can fight this climate and public health
menace in Richmond.

 

RSVP:  ACTION@SUNFLOWER-ALLIANCE.ORG

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Mar
31
Sun
Antidotes to White Fragility Workshop @ Sierra Club
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What skills, tools and approaches are useful in encouraging white people to sustain balanced engagement with anti-racism/racial justice education and work? How can we cultivate resilience (as opposed to white fragility) in ourselves, our communities, and our movements?

White Fragility is defined by Robin DiAngelo as “A state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation (2011).” What skills, tools and approaches are useful in encouraging white people to sustain balanced engagement with anti-racism/racial justice education and work? How can we cultivate resilience (as opposed to white fragility) in ourselves, our communities, and our movements? Resilience is, in part, defined as:

1. Staying with the conversation

2. Giving and receiving information and feedback from facilitators and peers without becoming highly defensive, reactive, or shut down/dissociated for long period of time

3. Managing the guilt and shame that can arise in learning about the history and current reality of race and racism in the US.

This workshop will explore the role of the body, community, spirituality, intellectual knowledge and other themes that you bring from your experience. We will cover basic information about how the brain and body responds to perceived threats, and explore how to work with this toward greater resilience in moments of challenge.

This workshop is for all experience levels. Participants will be invited to discuss in small groups, move around the space, and hold their bodies in different shapes for 1-2 minutes if available. Content will be presented in both verbal and written formats.

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