Deep Green Resistance conference in Colorado, May 2011

Posted: January 24, 2011 by earthfirstdurango in direct action, resistance
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A Weekend Workshop with Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay and Lierre Keith

Friday, May 27- Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sedalia, CO (30 miles southwest of Denver)

We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. In Derrick’s talks around the country he repeatedly asks his audiences, “Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?” No one ever says yes. If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? This is the urgent question we will be exploring over the weekend.

Topics to include:
Organizing the Resistance
Bringing It Down: Bottlenecks and Levers
Building It Up: A Culture of Resistance
Liberal vs Radical: Some Conceptual Basics
Organizational Structures Above- and Belowground
Security Culture
Q & A with Derrick

Cost is a sliding scale $300 to $500. A sliding scale is an honor system where each participant decides for herself what to pay. Send whatever feels right to you given your life circumstances. Registration fee includes meals (choice of omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan) and lodging. Complete menu will posted so that people with dietary restrictions can see what will be available.

Lodging: The camp hosting DGR in Colorado will offer different options for overnight lodging. There are several campsites in this location, and individuals can choose to camp around other participants or to camp in isolation. We have hundreds of acres for camping and suggest camping as a wonderful option for this venue. We also have several rooms available, as well as small cabins, for those who would prefer to stay indoors. Most of these rooms do not have beds, so sleeping bags and pads are required. If you have special needs, please let us know in advance. We will be offering the rooms and cabins on a first come/first serve basis. If most of the participants choose to sleep indoors, rooms will need to be shared with one other individual, but it will be likely that folks can have their own room if several participants camp out. We will also have separate sleeping areas for both males and females in the facility. There are designated shower facilities for both sexes at the facility, but towels and toiletries are not provided. Please specify when signing up if you will be camping out or staying in our facilities for the DGR so we can plan accordingly. Campers will have access to restroom/shower facilities.

To Register

By email:
Send us your
1. Name
2. Email
3. City/state (for carpool info)
4. Food preference (ominvore, vegetarian, or vegan)
5. Lodging preference
6. Indicate if you need a carpool or can offer a carpool.
Send all that info to lierrekeith@yahoo.com.
Send payment via Paypal to “derrick@derrickjensen.org”.

By mail:
Send us your
1. Name
2. Email
3. City/state (for carpool info)
4. Food preference (omnivore, vegetarian, vegan)
5. Lodging preference
6. Indicate if you need a carpool or can offer a carpool..
7. A check made out to “Derrick Jensen”

The mailing address is:

DGR
PO Box 4634
Arcata CA 95518
USA

Questions? Email Lierre.

“DGR is an antidote to futility, inaction, paralysis and despair. Finally, I can see a way forward.”
–K.M.


If you want to bring DGR to your area, write to Lierre at lierrekeith@yahoo.com.

We are excited that ‘graduates’ of our DGR workshops and other activities working on the same issues have decided to stage their own workshops and activities that draw on our curriculum. We heartily encourage people to run their own actionist workshops at this crucial time. At the same time, we (Derrick, Lierre, and Aric) have no way of vetting or checking all of the people using the term ‘Deep Green Resistance’ for their workshops. So any ‘DGR’ workshop that isn’t actually offered by Derrick, Lierre, and Aric is a separate entity offered by separate people or organizations, with no guarantees from us. We take no responsibility for their content or presentation, but we wish them the best.

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