The True Cost Of Coal & The Fight For Climate Justice

Beehive Collective presentation of “The True Cost of Coal” at the Coal Exports Action in the Montana Statehouse in Helena.

This November, Rising Tide North America and the Beehive Collective are joining forces to travel on a roadshow through the American Southwest sharing the “True Cost of Coal” poster and telling stories of resistance to fossil fuel extraction.

From Appalachia to the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas to fighting western coal exports and hydro-fracking in the Northeast, a movement of movements is building to challenge Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Gas.

With the “True Cost of Coal” mural and an engaging story of resistance, we’ll be making the connections between mountaintop removal, fossil fuel extraction, climate change and the fight for climate justice.

It’ll be a powerful tour and the first of many. If you are nearby, please check it out.

If you want one in your town, let us know.

Tour dates include:

Monday Nov 5th: Colorado College Morreale Carriage House @ 4pm,  Coloardo Springs, CO
Tuesday Nov 6th: Deer Pile @ 5pm, Denver, CO
Wednesday Nov 7th: The Bean Cycle @ 7pm, Fort Collins, CO
Thursday Nov 8th: The Rad-ish Collective @ 7pm, Boulder, CO
Friday Nov 9th: Peaceful Uprising Warehouse @ 7pm, Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 10th: Center for Independence at 3pm, Grand Junction, CO
Sunday, Nov 11th: Moab Arts and Recreation Center @ 6pm, Moab, UT
Monday Nov 12th:  space and time TBA, Flagstaff, AZ
Tuesday Nov 13th: Prescott College Crossroads Center, @ 6pm, Prescott, AZ  (also daytime presentations at Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy)
Wednesday Nov 14th: Rusty Spoke Bike Collective @ 7pm, Phoenix
ThursdayNov 15th: Small Engine Gallery @ 6pm,  Albuquerque, NM
Friday Nov 16th: Santa Fe University of Art & Design at 7pm, Santa Fe, NM
Friday Nov 16th:  United World College @ 7pm Montezuma, NM***
Saturday Nov 17thDiscovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio @ 3pm, Durango, CO

Promo Poster

2 Responses to “The True Cost Of Coal & The Fight For Climate Justice”

  1. 1 L.G. Nov 4th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Everyone should take the opportunity to listen, check out, and take part in the discussion that Beehive Collective presentations offer. It can really restore the spirit and inspire one to be among those who are so passionate and creative regarding our impacts on the planet and ultimately ourselves.

  2. 2 T Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Do you have any further details on the Flagstaff time or venue?

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Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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