The Trans Mountain Pipeline will bring dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to oil tankers in the Salish Sea. The project has an 86% chance of a major oil-spill and imperils marine life and the water of Puget Sound. Come learn from and be inspired by our panel of experts and change makers. See what you can do to protect indigenous rights as well as our shared water, land and air.
$5 suggested donation to help pay for room costs.
Dave Anderson: author of Spill, A Story of Oil and Orcas in the Salish Sea. A former state legislator, Anderson also served as a governor's appointee to the Oil Spill Prevention Task Force.
Judy Twedt: holds a masters degree in Atmospheric Sciences and is pursuing a doctorate in digital arts and climate communication at the University of Washington. A Tacoma native, she's also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a founding member of the King County Labor Council's Climate Caucus.
Chief Rueben George: manager of Sacred Trust, a Tsleil-Waututh-led coalition which is spearheading current legal opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Chiara Rose D'Angelo-Patricio: a young environmental water protectress working to protect the Salish Sea bioregion, Chiara is a co-founder of Students for the Salish Sea. Her work centers around how to transform our human lifestyles, transportation systems, food systems and energy systems to create a society that has a generative impact on ecological systems. She lives at the mouth of the Elwha River, a river that has recently undergone a first of its kind dam removal project and strongly believes that humans will one day learn to give back more than we take.