The first of 2011! This is a space for people concerned about gas drilling to come together and share what they’ve been doing, get involved for the first time, to build our movement. Here’s our Agenda:
WEDNESDAY 01/05/11 at 6:00pm
at Shaleshock Outreach Office 115 E. Martin Luther King St. (the commons above Autumn Leaves books) Ithaca, NY
5:30pm – Orientation for newcomers
6:00pm – Meeting begins with Announcements and Updates
- Reflecting on our movement 2010
- Strategy and goals for 2011
- Breakout discussions (bring topic for meeting)
Thanks and Happy Holidays and New Year!
*Gasland Screening and Discussion* Join Shaleshock for a screening of Gasland and a discussion following the film about the current state of hydraulic fracturing in our region, personal reactions to the film, and where the community can go from here.
WHEN: January 4, 2011 6:30pm
WHERE: The Shop Cafe, 312 E. Seneca Street, Ithaca
WHO: Free and open to the general public.
film’s website —> http://www.gaslandthemovie.com
facebook event —> http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=122848401115315 Hope to see you there!
Thursday, Dec 9, 7-9pm
at The Shop, 312 E. Seneca St.
The makers of the environmental zombie thriller “Frac Attack: Dawn of the Watershed” are working on a new feature-length musical movie about sustainable culture complete with singing, dancing and romance! It’s called “We Can’t Stop!” and you can get a sneak preview of brand new, original songs after the One-Year Anniversary Screening of “Frac Attack.”
Suggested donation is $3-10 sliding scale.
DVDs of “Frac Attack” will be available for sale.
All proceeds will benefit production of the new film.
RSVP on Facebook:
To get involved in the film, contact Shira Golding: firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY DECEMBER 7
OASIS DANCE CLUB – 1230 Danby Road, Ithaca-NY
7:00pm: Free Survival Latin Dance Lesson
8:00pm-11:00pm: Live Latin Jazz Concert and Dance with Jorge T. Cuevas & Caribe Jazz All-Stars. Danceable Latin Jazz at its Best: Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Samba and Merengue.
DJ Michael Luis of Palante between and after sets: Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton and Cumbia
Party til 1:30am!
Public Education Forum Exploring Impacts of Gas Drilling with High
December 8 (6:30 pm) at the Trumansburg High School
In a continuing effort to assess presumed consequences of “fracking,” local residents, politicians and environmental groups will stage a free Public Educational Forum entitled, “Impacts of Gas Drilling with High Volume Hydrofracturing” on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Trumansburg High School (off route 96).
The Forum will feature a faculty addressing diverse aspects of this complex problem:
- Louis Allstadt—Former Executive Vice President at
Mobil Oil Corp.
- Don Barber—Caroline Town Supervisor, Chairman of
the Tompkins County Council of Governments, local businessman and
owner of a dairy farm.
- Julie & Craig Sautner—Dimock, PA, residents
who have experienced first-hand water well contamination secondary
to the industrialized hydrofracking process.
- Helen Slottje, Esq.—Senior Attorney, Community
Environmental Defense Council (CEDC) Ithaca, NY.
- Sandra Steingraber, PhD —A local resident and
internationally renowned biologist and prize-winning author whose
major interest is the effects of environmental toxins on human
The forum will be moderated by Mary June King, a Trumansburg native and community pillar long involved in secondary school education. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ presentations.
Sponsored by Ulysses Gas Drilling Advisory Board, Coalition to Protect New York,
and Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes