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CONVERGENCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION OPEN meeting 4/20 2-4pm @ Lucky Lab

Organizing for this years West coast Convergence for Climate Action has started and we are looking for organizations and individuals who are interested in plugging in, however they see fit. We are hoping to broaden the perspectives that are represented both while organizing the event and within our list of workshops.

WHAT: Open Meeting for the 2008 West coast Convergence For Climate Action
WHERE: Lucky Lab Brewery and Restaurant, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
DATE: Sunday April 20th TIME: 2 - 4 pm
Find directions here:  http://www.luckylab.com/html/directions.html#brewpub
Contact Ant ant(at)risingtidenorthamerica(dot)org with any questions or if you can't make this meeting but want to know about upcoming Convergence meetings

WHAT: Open Meeting for the 2008 West coast Convergence For Climate Action
WHERE: Lucky Lab Brewery and Restaurant, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
DATE: Sunday April 20th TIME: 2 - 4 pm
Find directions here:  http://www.luckylab.com/html/directions.html#brewpub

Climate Convergence Vision:
We hope to create a space that brings together communities of different backgrounds and perspectives while fostering the idea that we all have something to offer and learn about the wide range of issues that are affected by Climate Change and Climate Justice. The Climate Convergence will be a space to advocate Earth-centered, community based solutions that foster local autonomy and self-sufficiency. We also believe that the key to being a part of changing the world is to take action against the Fossil Fuel empire which has greatly contributed to worldwide injustice and climate change.

A Little Background:
Last years West coast Convergence for Climate Action was a great success and we are trying to build on the momentum. Over 400 people came out to rural SW Washington to take part in over 100 workshops, learn about different community based struggles & solutions and ended the week by taking action against Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development and PacifiCorp's consistent disregard of their dams impacts on surrounding cultures and the environment. The West coast Climate Convergence was held in conjunction with 2 other Climate gatherings, one held in the UK which focused on airport expansion and one in the south east US focusing on the Coal and Nuclear Industries.
 link to www.risingtidenorthamerica.org

Things Convergence has to offer:
1) Lots of energy being put into gathering folks from different causes/backgrounds
2) A space to network
3) Be a part of an international movement for people and the environment
4) A space to learn new skills and to share your own
5) Get national/international news on an action you plan during the WC Climate Convergence

How to Plug in:
1)come on out to the Open Climate Convergence meeting
2)Offer/suggest a workshop/panel you would like to see or be a part of
3)Join one of the Working Groups being formed(anti-oppression, eco-village, alt. power, food, transportation, music/dance party, etc)

homepage: homepage: http://www.risingtidenorthamerica.org