From the Defend Our Coast team:
On Monday Oct. 22nd, thousands will converge on the BC legislature lawn in Victoria and defend our coast again tarsands pipelines and tankers.
It is gearing up to be a historic event, including live music and speakers such as the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers, Maude Barlow, CEP President Dave Coles, Coastal First Nation Executive Director Art Sterritt, Chief Jasmine Thomas, Rex Wyler, and so many more.
In the spirit of community engagement, we encourage you to send a press release to your local community news outlets this week to announce your participation in the Defend Our Coast event. It is through each of our voices that this movement grows strong! To see the local press release and send to your local media outlet, click here: http://defendourcoast.ca/news/local-press-release-for-distribution/
If you plan on being part of the mass sit-in and risking arrest, please attend the Direct Action Training on Sunday, October 21st. This is being held in the Multi-Purpose (Michele Pujol) Room of the University of Victoria Student Union Building (SUB), from 11am – 8pm. RSVP on the Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/421320547917859/?fref=ts
If you want to be part of the public transportation caravan from Vancouver on Oct. 21st, register here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEVDSzJTRVpIWWc1SklXNEItUzVhYnc6MQ