The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass. We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.
THURSDAY — NOVEMBER 15, 2018 — QUINCY, MA
— 2nd Community Meeting on the Health Impact Assessment of the Fore River Basin. This community meeting will feature an update on the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that MAPC has been conducting in relation to the proposed Weymouth compressor station. It is very important that we pack the room and be sure that our voices and concerns are heard and addressed. Come with your questions.
In July of 2017, after months of pressure, Gov. Baker instructed the state to conduct a review of the health impact that the proposed compressor station would have on the surrounding community — a Health Impact Assessment (HIA). Nearly a year later, the company contracted to do the assessment (MAPC) began collecting air quality samples in the Fore River Basin. From our own testing, we know that the Fore River Basin has high levels of pollution. The Basin is home to 8 industrial facilities; adding another toxic facility would further exacerbate the levels of pollution in the air. This community meeting will provide an update on the HIA.
We need folks to come with their questions and concerns about the proposed compressor station and the HIA itself. For more information about the compressor station, visit NoCompressor.com
Free public event
6 PM – 7 PM – Join FRRACS outside the high school (Signs will be provided for us; FRRACS will be sharing information with the public)
SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 17, 2018 — TOWNSEND, MA
— The Burden documentary film screening
The Burden highlights the enormous costs and r isks the U.S. military faces because of our dependence on fossil fuels and the steps our defense leaders are taking to transition to clean energy. The 40-minute long film will be followed be a discussion.
Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby – North Central MA at Fitchburg
We’re local people working on sensible solutions to manage climate risk and helping create the political will for a livable world. We’re a developing chapter of Citizens’ Climate, who empowers individuals to build a vocal constituency for climate action.
Free and open to all.
SATURDAY — NOVEMBER 17, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, MA
— SOJOURNER TRUTH SCHOOL IS OFFERING: Peacekeeper Training for Marches and Other Actions with trainers Sabine N Merz and Cate Woolner
This highly interactive training will include discussions of the role of peacekeepers at marches and rallies, the tenets of nonviolence, how and why codes of conduct are created and followed, responding to hecklers, and how to support demonstrators who are having a hard time or are hurt. Using a combination of discussion, readings, small-group work, and role plays, the workshop will focus on the practical tools a peacekeeper needs to be effective and help defuse difficult situations that arise in public protests.
» Note: To participate in this Peacekeeper Training, you must have already taken a full-day Nonviolent Direct Action Training, and been part of a demonstration where people risked arrest. You do not need to have been arrested yourself – just present at an event where nonviolent civil disobedience occurred.
FRIDAY — DECEMBER 7, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
— Rootskills Conference
Join veteran environmentalist and original organizer and petitioner for the Green Amendment Movement, Maya van Rossum at the Rootskills Conference, hosted by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund as she discusses her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment, followed by Q&A. Come out and meet Maya and learn about the future of environmental advocacy.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY — DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2018 — WORCESTER, MA
— 2018 RootSkills Conference – New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The Grassroots Fund supports change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. We’re investing in individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues that traditional funders often overlook. And we encourage them to take creative approaches to challenging existing systems.
The RootSkills conference is about building networks. We’re strengthening movements by making powerful, intersectional connections between a broad spectrum of participants all working towards a common goal. The Conference agenda and workshop track learning objectives are co-created by a 27-member planning committee. An open call to our networks for workshop sessions has resulted in 33 offerings that are about helping grassroots organizers develop their own solutions to complex environmental and social justice issues that affect where they live. Where Friday focuses on issue area technical sessions, Saturday sessions create space to have process-focused conversations.
We want your voice, your perspective here! Please join 350 grassroots organizers in Worcester (MA) as we take on a shared responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet and improve the lives of the people who live here. Contribute to identifying, selecting and accessing the specific tools, resources and connections needed to create healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.
Free public event.
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