21] Progress and Slowdown in Forest Tenure Reform Since 2002 – May 7
22] Rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership – May 7
23] "Governing Uranium: Security in the Front-End of the Fuel Cycle" – May 7
24] National Webinar: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing - Part 1: Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction – May 7
25] KidsPeace 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction – May 7
26] May Skillshare: Theater of the Oppressed – May 7
27] Dispatches from the Class War in the Streets of San Francisco – May 7
21] – Amazon Watch, on Wed., May 7 at noon, invites you to a "Green-Bag Lunch" presentation: What Future for Reform? Progress and Slowdown in Forest Tenure Reform Since 2002 will be explained by Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque, Rights and Resources Initiative. Get over to Amazon Watch / CIEL conference room, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1100 (South of Dupont, above Panera / Cosi.
Over the past decades, indigenous peoples and other forest communities have substantially increased their share of statutory control and ownership over the world's forests, and are mobilizing in new and more effective ways to assert and defend their rights. The Rights and Resources Initiative and its partners have been tracking this "forest tenure transition" since 2002, and are pleased to present the findings of this tracking, from its latest report, What Future For Reform? Progress and slowdown in forest tenure reform since 2002.
Bourque is a Tenure Analyst with the Rights and Resources Initiative. He is currently managing and updating RRI's various tenure tracking data sets, developing new methodologies to track community tenure globally, and leading the implementation of RRI's Tenure Baseline Study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
22] – Rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wed., May 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave. NW. The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership is being called NAFTA on steroids. It would be the biggest “free trade” agreement in the world. Take it to the streets to tell Congress and President Obama: İYA BASTA! Call 202-521-2510.
23] – On Wed., May 7 from 1:30 to 3 PM, Cindy Vestergaard, Danish Institute for International Studies, will address "Governing Uranium: Security in the Front-End of the Fuel Cycle" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP to the Proliferation Prevention Program at PPP@CSIS.org or 202-741-3921.
24] –. On Wed., May 7 at 6 PM, listen in on a National Webinar: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing - Part 1: Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction. Go to http://www.psr.org/news-events/events/health-and-fracking-1.html. This is the first in PSR's 3-part series of fracking webinars, and it focuses on the potential health impacts, featuring presenter Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP.
25] – The KidsPeace 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction is happening on Thurs., May 8 from 6 to 9 PM at Total Wine & More, 3321 Corridor Marketplace. KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and D.C. hosts this event to raise funds to support foster care programs benefiting local children, families and communities. Select wines will be featured for the wine tasting and 30% of Winery direct sale proceeds will benefit KidsPeace. The Oriole Bird will make a special appearance! Call 410-964-9329.
26] – On Wed., May 7 at 7 PM at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, join the D.C. Trainers Network for the May Skillshare: Theater of the Oppressed. This is a theoretical framework and set of techniques developed by Brazilian director, artist and activist Augusto Boal. Recognizing that humans have a unique ability to take action in the world while simultaneously observing themselves in action, Boal believed that the human was a self-contained theater, actor and spectator in one. Because we can observe ourselves in action, we can amend, adjust and alter our actions to have different impact and to change our world. Theatre of the Oppressed engages people in discovery, critical reflection and dialogue and the process of liberation.
May facilitator Annalisa Dias has taught theater of the oppressed nationally and internationally. During this skillshare she'll share games and techniques designed to help inspire the practice of freedom. Call 202-234-2000. The church is convenient to the Columbia Heights Metro, 14th and 16th street bus lines.
The DC Trainers Network monthly skillshare is a structured, interactive space where people can share skills and gain confidence in their training abilities and everybody is both a teacher and a learner. It strives to provide an inclusive practice space to experiment with different approaches for learning and teaching.
27] – On Wed., May 7 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch Dispatches from the Class War in the Streets of San Francisco. Anti-eviction organizer Fred Sherburn-Zimmer will tell you that Silicon Valley continues to hyper-gentrify San Francisco. People are fighting back—blocking evictions, calling out speculative landlords and predatory tech executives, and blocking the private transportation buses that are facilitating the transformation of a great city into the playground of the neoliberal elite. Call 410-230-0450. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs