Tuesday 10.19, Tuesday 10.26, Monday 11.1, Tuesday 11.9, Tuesday 11.16
McGraw Hall Room 125 – Arts Quad, Cornell Campus 6:00-8:00PM
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Workshops led by Ryan Clover and Maria Oldiges
Drilling 101 with Shaleshock – Hydro-Fracking in the Marcellus Shale
Drilling-Shaleshock 101 is a comprehensive curriculum that covers everything from the basics of Gas Drilling to movement building and strategy. Over the course of five class sessions we’ll cover a broad spectrum of relevant topics. This class is based on a curriculum that began last year to expand the knowledge and capacity of participants to engage in a movement to protect our communities from exploitative drilling. The curriculum we use evolves and changes as it’s updated, fact-checked, and to meet the needs of participants.
We want participants to attend all sessions. If you need to be flexible, please talk to us about it and perhaps we can make arrangements.
October 18th: Drilling 101
In this session we’ll overview the entire drilling process, getting into the gritty details. You’ll find this an important topic whether you’re new to the whole thing, or experienced with gas extraction. This class provides an important re-cap, as well as deep investigation into the environmental and health risks of drilling.
October 25th: Regulations, Leases & Laws
Gas drilling happens on land who’s owners have leased the “mineral rights” to a energy extraction corporation. In this session we’ll cover the details about how this process goes about–how the gas companies aquire leases, trade them, and how it affects landowners, and everyone else.
November 1st: Media, PR & Greenwashing
The energy extraction industry is propped up with Public Relations. We’ll take this session to explore the frameworks and narratives they use in their representation of drilling and fracking for shale-gas.
November 9th: Community Response
In this class, we’ll explore the rich history of social movements that have confronted industrial developers and profit extracting industries such as the shale-gas industry. We’ll explore examples as well as tactics, even doing some of our own brainstorms about our community response, and alternatives to the narrative being presented by the gas industry.
November 16th: Connect the Dots, Fracking in Context
Although many of us are shocked at the dangers and risks of shale-gas drilling, this isn’t the first time that this land area (New York State) has faced invaders seeking to exploit the land for profit and “resource” extraction. Likewise, shale-gas isn’t the only problem we face in New York’s economy of industrial prisons, war, and factory farming. These industries are all touted as a solution to NY’s failing economy, yet are devestating and traumatic to everyone involved. We seek to put our movement to stop fracking in context of a larger movement to end exploitation.