PIELC 2018: Local Character, Global Vision
Grannies from Eugene, Corvallis and Portland
performed a song and dance rendition of the
"Trial of the Century", Julianna v U.S. Government
March 1-4, 2018
Over the last 36 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. The 2018 conference is no exception.
"In times of increased political, social, and economic divisiveness, unifying distinct campaigns within the movement for environmental and social justice is essential to promote policies and community action that create a more sustainable coexistence with the planet’s ecological systems. “One Cause, One Voice” is an effort to transcend trivial differences in ideology and superficial rivalries within the environmental movement to increase its collective strength and influence by uniting over common interests. It’s a reminder that a stable climate and clean land, air, and water are necessary to promote the health and welfare of all human beings, regardless of our differences in ideology or culture. “One Cause, One Voice” represents the potential to achieve widespread environmental and social justice through cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support." (PIELC website)
PUBLIC INTEREST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE - UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Our Children's Trust
Eugene City Council
Grannies Rock - "Families Belong Together"
Yale Climate Connections
PORTLAND DANCERS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER "GRANNY" DENISE (red hat).
In Granny style, Eugene, Corvallis and Portland presented this years conference theme, "One Cause, One Voice" in song, rap and dance. Video:
FOR THE PARADE
Saturday, July 21st - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive Street, Eugene
Saturday, July 28th - noon
Monroe Street & West 10th Avenue
Eugene's Animal-Friendly, Human-Powered Parade and Pet Promenade
Monroe Park (Monroe & West 10th)
Sunday, July 29th
Gather and Rehearse @ 9:45 am
May 18, 2018 - Raging Grannies Eugene Rehearsal
Video Project Interview by Kelsie B. Evans
Journalism Student at the University of Oregon
COUNSELORS - "GRANNIES" BETZI, ROBERTA AND MICKI
DECEMBER 3, 2017
From the frontlines, ideas for progress
EUGENE WEEKLY - DECEMBER 28
SECTION: "I Dream...of THE BEST THINGS ABOUT EUGENE.
QUESTION TO LUCY VINIS, EUGENE MAYOR: BEST COMMENTS AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
THE GIFT AND SEASON OF CREATION
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - EUGENE
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
Raging Grannies Eugene
"GRANNY" DONNA - NARRATOR
"OUT OF THE ROCKING CHAIR,
INTO THE FIRE"
JUDGES - "GRANNIES" MARIAH, BARB AND ROUANNA
"SUPER GRANNY" (LINDA) WITH LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (PEPI)
JULIA OLSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL, OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST WITH "GRANNY" LAURIE, RAGING GRANNY EUGENE ORGANIZER
Divest the Globe
After the Trump administration’s decision
to exit the Paris climate agreement, many organizations and private citizens decided
to divest their money from banks that
finance pipelines and the fossil fuel industry
as a way to fight back.
Raging Grannies Eugene, Cascadia Action
Network, and 350.Eugene organized a direct
action to pressure REI, whose investments continue to support the fossil fuel industry.
.My "best" of this year is the Raging Grannies. This group of indomitable, tuneful, passionate, cheerful and funny women appears almost monthly before the Eugene City Council. They use their three minutes in the public forum to inspire us to action dressed in homemade costumes to sing familiar tunes with customized lyrics to meet the issue of the day. They have urged us to ban coal trains, reduce our impact on climate change and divest from US Bank. They represent the best tome of working hard for a better world while enjoying friendship, song, and silliness.
Monday, February 19, 2018
The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon
Nathan âRedâ Showers (left) joins the Raging Grannies in song during a Don't Ban Me: A March for Homeless Rights gathering in downtown Eugene Wednesday evening. The rally, organized by Ward 9: Homeless Neighbors Association called for more resources to help the unhoused, rescinding of dog ban downtown and called for the defense of rights for homeless and poor. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)(Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)