Actions to Stop Banks from Funding Environmental Destruction:

Two Short Films

Monday, October 1, 2018

 

350 Madison will host a screening and discussion of two short films on Monday, October 1, 2018.

In “Arrestable: A Grassroots Guide to Taking a Stand”, an embedded film crew follows members of 350 Seattle during an October 2017 action against banks funding tar sands infrastructure.

In “How a Band of Quaker Activists took on PNC Bank and Won”, several activists reflect back on their successful campaign to get the seventh-largest bank in the USA to stop funding mountaintop removal.

Here in Madison, we are in the early stages of our Chase Out Campaign, demanding that Chase Bank stop funding the Enbridge tar sands pipeline and other dangerous fossil fuel projects. What can we learn from the campaigns of 350 Seattle and Philadelphia’s Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)?

Both films are short (11 minutes), allowing us time to share reactions to the films and discuss the relevance of non-violent direct action to our campaigns. Could non-violent direct action play a role in stopping the flow of more dirty tar sands oil through our state?

All are welcome at this free monthly meeting sponsored by 350 Madison. Invite a friend!

WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN:
Monday, October 1, 7:00–8:45 pm
WHERE: Friends Meetinghouse,
1704 Roberts Court, Madison

Our October meeting is also the date of our annual election, so we will take a few minutes to distribute and collect ballots. By the end of the films, our diligent election workers will be able to tell us who has been elected to our board (the Coordinating Council)!

Newcomers, old-timers, and everyone in-between are welcome. Do note that Monroe Street is closed to outbound traffic, but the Friends Meetinghouse is easily accessible from Regent Street (via Spooner Street). We’re just off the Southwest Commuter Bike Path (near stops for the #3, #6, and #58 bus lines) and have a Google spreadsheet for carpooling here.

Please note that the date of our November meeting is November 12 – a week later than usual, so as not to conflict with anyone’s efforts to get out the vote prior to the November 6 election.



 

350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!

 

Tar Sands Campaign

The Tar Sands Campaign is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin. Our aims are to block expansion of Line 61 and to halt plans for an adjacent Line 66. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.

Divestment Campaign

2016 was the hottest year on record. The Divestment Team focuses on convincing institutions that investments in fossil fuel are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. Banks are our current focus since without their support, dirty pipeline projects can't get funded.

Community Energy Campaign

The Community Energy Team is focused on taking action on and responsibility for our own fossil fuel use. We work to create and change policies that impact our energy use and nurture a culture of reducing energy use and using clean, renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint.

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