What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice – with Tim DeChristopher and Wen Stephenson
Jamaica Plain Forum presents:
Tim DeChristopher, Wen Stephenson, Marla Marcum, Jay O’Hara
What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice
We are facing catastrophic climate change and yet our political system is incapable of responding. The powerful fossil fuel industry is blocking policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and continuing to build fossil fuel infrastructure even though science is clear that we should keep coal, oil and gas in the ground.
A growing movement for Climate Justice is adopting nonviolent direct action and strategies of active resistance. What will you do to protect the earth and one another? At this program, we will celebrate the publication of Wen Stephenson’s new book and hear from three leaders featured in the book who have co-founded the new Climate Disobedience Center.
- Tim de Christopher, climate activist and co-founder of Peaceful Uprising, also known as “Bidder 70”, serving 21 months in prison for bidding on oil and gas leases in Utah to block their development.
- Wen Stephenson, Nation correspondent and author of the new book, What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice [LINK]
- Marla Marcum, co-founder, Better Future Project and 350Mass., and co-founder, Climate Summer.
- Jay 0’Hara, Quaker, and captain of the Henry David T, a lobster boat that blockaded coal ship, the Energy Enterprise, in front of the Somerset, MA coal plant.
Join us for an informal Information Session to learn more about the Community Leaders Fellowship!
You probably know folks–young or old–who would like to forge a more meaningful career path. Maybe it’s your 20-something son, your neighbor, or even yourself!
JP NET’s Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF) can help folks who want to make their community–and the world–a better place.
The CLF is a five-month program where participants gain hands-on experience with one of JP NET’s community-based projects, such as the Boston Food Forest, Time Exchange, or Bilingual Event Series. We also provide personalized career coaching and tailored support.
JP NET is now accepting CLF applications for the Spring 2016 session (deadline: November 30). Please spread the word! To learn more, join us at an info session:
Thursday, November 19, 6pm – 6:45pm
First Church UU, JP, 6 Eliot Street
(Prior to the start of the JP Forum)
RSVP to Sarah Byrnes: email@example.com
The CLF believes that every person has a role to play in creating the future we want. Let us help you find yours.
Do you have a home improvement project hanging over your head? Do you need a babysitter? Do you enjoy cooking or gardening? Are you short on cash but not on time? Want to share your skills and help build an alternative economy while connecting with your neighbors?
If so, you’re in luck! You can join JP’s new Time Exchange! Membership is open to all – you don’t need to live in JP.
Joining the Time Exchange allows you to share your skills and provide services for your neighbors such as such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. For each hour of service you provide, you are credited one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can trade your TimeHour for services you need or want that other members are offering- like childcare or reiki.
Join us at JP NET’s Offices on November 18 at 6:30pm to learn more and sign up. You’ll see how the Time Exchange works, brainstorm your own skills and needs, find out what others are offering, and learn how to use the software platform that powers the Exchange (called hOurworld).
The Time Exchange is a great way to meet neighbors and help build an alternative economy that serves people and the planet over profit. Hope you’ll join us on November 18th to learn more. Bring a dish to share if you can, but come either way.
Read more and sign up at http://jptransition.org/time-exchange
The threats of climate change are real and overwhelming. But one effective way to to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is to put a price on them, a price high enough to motivate residents and businesses to find ways reduce their output of these gases.
Massachusetts could become the first state to put a price on carbon. Join us on November 4 at the JP Forum to hear about this exciting possibility, as well as other approaches to climate activism. Our panelists, all of whom are actively working to fight climate change, will discuss the need for a price on carbon in Massachusetts and beyond, and how to press the Legislature to make Massachusetts the first state to put it into law. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
This event is co-sponsored by 350 Massachusetts/Better Future Project and the Coalition for a Clean Energy Future.
JP NET ayuda a las personas en el vecindario a conectar y mejorar sus vidas y la comunidad. (Read about this event in English here.)
Estas son las labores y responsabilidades de JP NET:
- Provee ayuda para las empresas locales, en particular negocios de immigrantes
- Cultiva la comida local en el ” Bosque de Alimentos “
- Ayuda a los vecinos a prepararse para emergencias – como las tormentas de invierno
- Conecta vecinos entre sí a través del “Intercambio de tiempo” para que la gente pueda ayudarse unos a otros (ver mas)
- Organiza y dirige eventos educativos
- Lleva a cabo el programa de “Líderes comunitarios” para promover el desarrollo profesional y apoyar la carreras de los vecinos que participan Lleva a cabo el programa de “Líderes comunitarios” para promover el desarrollo profesional y apoyar la carreras de los vecinos que participan
¿Como puedes conectarte con estos esfuerzos y beneficiarte de ellos? Unete con nosotros en este evento en español, el 18 de octubre, para conectar con vecinos, disfrutar de comida, y conectarse a la gran programación que JP NET ofrece. Ofrecemos cuidado de niños.
Puedes traer un plato de comida para compartir (no es necesario).
Acerca de JP NET: JP NET quiere construir una comunidad próspera , segura y divertida para todos. Únete a nosotros para construir una economía local flexible que es justa y en armonía con el planeta. Lee más en http://jptransition.org.
What might a livable, low-carbon future look like? The folks at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage have been living into that question for more than 17 years. They are building a village-scale sustainable town in the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri, aiming to create a vibrant, thriving community while using 10% of the resources of average Americans.
Ma’ikwe Ludwig, Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit, Inc, will visit the JP Forum as part of a nationwide speaking tour, presenting an expanded and updated version of her popular TEDxCarleton talk in 2013.
“Sustainable is Possible” shows how Dancing Rabbit residents are living rich, full lives using only 10% of the resources of the average American. It includes a new section about climate disruption and the choices we can make to respond to this most pressing of environmental and social problems. Please join us!
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JP NET and JP Forum invite you to participate in our July Potluck: Can JP Power Itself? Wednesday July 29th at 6:30pm to help us envision a Jamaica Plain completely FREE of fossil fuel energy!
Can JP supply all of its own energy through renewables? What can we all do as a community to make this happen? What are other communities doing?
We invite you to explore ways in which we can reduce our need for energy generated by fossil fuels through community-controlled distributed energy -solar, wind, micro cogeneration, among alternative sources. Furthermore, we encourage you to reflect on what significant changes we must make in our lifestyles and patterns of living toward energy efficiency and convervation.
We’ll be joined by Lynn Benander, the president and CEO of Co-op Power, a sustainable energy co-operative owned by consumers in New Engand. Lynn has been developing sustainable energy resources in the Northeast for almost two decades. Under her leadership, Co-op Power developed Northeast Biodiesel, a MA energy plant that is expected to create more than a dozen jobs, and turn 1.75 millon gallons of recycled cooking oil into biodiesel in its first year of operation.
It’s clear that we must transition away from fossil fuels. But how? What can we do to create a resilient energy future for JP? Join us on July 29th with Co-op Power’s Lynn Benander to get the conversation started.
Hope you can participate,
Carlos Espinoza-Toro & Chuck Collins
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We know you love ice cream in the park during the summer. I mean, who doesn’t?
That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on Thursday July 23 for an ice cream social with the JP Time Exchange! Ice cream, games, and fun will be provided – along with a short orientation to the Time Exchange. Members of the Exchange will also be available to provide help, answer questions, and spark trades.
JP Time Exchange Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 23
SW Corridor Park, Across from the Stony Brook T Stop
RSVP on Facebook
You may be asking: But what is the JP Time Exchange? In the JP Time Exchange, members share skills and provide services for each other, such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. When you provide an hour of service, you are credited with one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can use that Hour for services you need or want that other members are offering – like child care or reiki. Read more here, or contact us at JPTimeBank@gmail.com with any questions. Join us on the 23rd to join the Exchange and start trading!
Three cheers for ice cream!