- Bill McKibben, world-renowned leader of 350.org and of campaigns against the Keystone XL Tar Sands dirty-oil Pipeline;
- Bishop Dwayne Royster, political director of PICO, the national umbrella for religious congregation-based community organizing, with a special concern for and involvement with African-American and Latino communities; and
- Sophia Wilansky, the young anti-pipeline organizer who, after stints working against oil-delivery pipelines in New England and New York, came to Standing Rock as a Water Protector and was cruelly wounded by the militarized police when they attacked the steadfast opponents of what the Sioux Nation has called the poisonous “black snake” of their traditional prophecies.
The Shalom Center invites organizations and individuals to cosponsor this great event to be held May 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.
Cosponsoring organizations will:
- send 2 or more notices (electronic or paper) to their constituents, preferably one around 4/1/17 and the second around 5/1/17; in exchange, the organization will be listed as a cosponsor in the tribute book; and
- be eligible to nominate and sponsor a young activist (age 17-35) to attend the youth conversation, dinner, and honor event. This event is intended to be intimate so allows only a limited number of nominees on a first-come first served basis so apply early.
Organizations and individuals are welcome to contribute toward publication of various sized tributes in the booklet, which will be distributed to attenders of the event and others. Details follow on the cosponsor registration page.
Individuals can register for the dinner or honor event by clicking here.
Net proceeds will benefit the on-going work of The Shalom Center in two directions:
- for social change toward compassion, justice, and democracy, with a focus on healing our wounded Mother Earth and the human communities under threat of climate chaos, and
- against efforts at top-down domination and subjugation of Earth and human earthlings.