Shaleshock Strategy Meeting:
Tuesday, January 15th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House
120 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
“Parking & Entrance is on Madison Street, look for signs”
Over the past several years, the anti-fracking movement in NY has worked hard. We have written letters, researched, attended hearings, marched, protested, written songs and gone door to door. Our movement has reached out, educated, brought the issue of fracking to the national discourse and we have held the fossil fuel industry at bay for years with our collective effort. As the governor’s decision looms ahead, is the playing field changing? How resilient and adaptable are we in our analyses, strategy, and tactics? How can we best tap our collective strengths and creativity? How do we involve people meaningfully when our political context is in flux?
You are invited to explore these questions with other passionate and committed people on Tuesday, January 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 120 3rd Street. We will use an innovative facilitation method known as World Cafe to explore these issues as a group. The discussion will also serve as a training in the facilitation of the world cafe method which we have found to be a powerful method for tapping group creativity. Typically used in corporate settings, it was appropriated into activist settings by the wildly successful Transition Town movement in the UK. We feel that the conversation as well as the event format both have a lot to offer our local movement.