This April, a merry band of performers, activists and trainers known as the Oxygen Collective will climb aboard their forty-foot biodiesel bus and travel the West Coast for the 2004 Fire and Forests Roadshow. The trip will include 15 stops from San Francisco, CA to Bellingham, WA. Expect live music and laughter, action, video and information (Free!). |
Fire has become the latest government excuse to log our precious public lands. "Thin 'em before they burn, salvage 'em after they burn," says the Forest Service. We are told that wildfire is unnatural and an imminent threat; that a burned forest is dead forever.
The issue has gone critical in Southern Oregon with the Bush proposal for the largest timber sale in modern history! From the heart of the world's most diverse conifer forest, there is a plan that would fill a line of loaded log trucks bumper to bumper from Mexico to Canada. The big lie known as the Biscuit Fire Recovery Plan is the greatest threat the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area has ever known.
In the face of these poisonous lies, the O2 Collective appears on the scene bringing evidence, science and spirit to the issue of fire in the forest. In their wake they will leave a trail of people informed, inspired and empowered to protect the land we all love.
But this Roadshow is more than just two hours of entertainment and information. In most locations they will spend a second day giving free public trainings and classroom presentations on a dozen different topics, from ecology to economics, on media and activism.
We've already some fantastic stops in Takilma, Chico, Davis, Oakland, San Francisco, Stanford, Santa Rosa, and Arcata, and now we're going to be in Portland doing 2 shows. Hope to see ya'll there!
14 Portland: Presentation PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 327 7pm (campus map)
15 Portland: Presentation Reed College Gray Campus Center (Student Union) 7pm (campus map)
16 Bellingham: Presentation WWU (Fraiser Hall #3) 7pm (campus map)
17 Bellingham: Community trainings and classroom presentations WWU
18 Olympia: Presentation Evergreen State College Lecture Hall 1 6pm (campus map)
19 Olympia: Community trainings and classroom visits at Evergreen
20 Eugene: Presentation UO Willamette 100 7pm (campus map)
21 Eugene: UO Amphitheatre 1:30, workshops and classroom visits UO
22 Corvallis: Earth Day outreach at OSU Stilt walkers and letterwriting!
23 Corvallis: Presentation at Intaba's (1115 South Third Street, Hwy 99W) 9pm (map)
24 Bend: Presentation at Central Oregon Community College (Hitchcock Auditorium in upper level of Pioneer Hall)
1 Ashland: Act For The Earth Conference SOU 7pm