Oil, Gas, and Global Warming: Youth Confronting America's Petroleum Addiction
LOCATION: FSM Cafe at Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley
DATE: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Three student activists, all of whom recently received the 2007 Brower Youth Award (which honors six young people in North America annually for their outstanding work in conservation, preservation, or restoration of the natural environment and communities), will speak and answer questions in a panel/Q&A format around the issues of the oil and energy crisis, global warming, and destructive petroleum-related pollution.
The panelists will include Jon Warnow (from Burlington, VT, a developer and organizer of the Step It Up! 2007 and National Day of Climate Action campaigns), Q’orianka Kilcher (from Santa Monica, CA, a filmmaker who has directed attention toward the invasive policies of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Peru and the company's effect on indigenous peoples there), and Erica Fernandez (from Oxnard, CA, an activist who has organized protests and mobilizations against the plans of BHP Billiton to build a pipeline through low-income neighborhoods in Ventura County). UC Berkeley student Rachel Barge, a BYA recipient, will moderate the event.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to participate. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Co-sponsored by the ASUC Sustainability Team (STEAM) and Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs