"OUT OF THE ROCKING CHAIR,

INTO THE FIRE"


OUR SLOGAN

PIELC 2018: Local Character, Global Vision - 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. We are excited to unveil our theme, “Local Character, Global Vision”.

Raging Grannies of Eugene, Corvallis and Portland

performed a song and dance rendition of the

 "Trial of the Century"

Julianna v U.S. Government

(Our Children's Trust)

JULIA OLSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL, OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST WITH "GRANNY" LAURIE, RAGING GRANNY EUGENE ORGANIZER

March 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC)
University of Oregon - EMU ballroom stage
1395 University Street - Eugene, Oregon


SCHEDULE


REHEARSALS AND EVENTS

 

REHEARSAL 

Friday, April 27th, 1:00 pm FUMC Chapel, 1376 Olive Street

 
EVENT  

ESSN (Eugene, Springfield Solidarity Network) 

"We are the Working Class"
Tuesday, May 1st - gather at 5:00 pm perform at 5:30 pm

Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street






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. 





RECENT POSTS


OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST

YALE CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

EUGENE CITY COUNCIL

PORTLAND DANCERS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER "GRANNY" DENISE (red hat).

.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.

Homelessness 

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


MAYOR'S RESPONSE:

Monday, February 19, 2018
The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon


Nathan “Red” Showers (left) joins the €œRaging Grannies€ in song during a €œDon'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)

In Granny style, Eugene, Corvallis and Portland presented this years conference theme, "One Cause, One Voice" in song, rap and dance.  Video:

THE GIFT AND SEASON OF CREATION

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - EUGENE

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017






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  Raging Grannies Eugene

"SUPER GRANNY" (LINDA) WITH LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (PEPI)

"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)







COUNSELORS - "GRANNIES" BETZI, ROBERTA AND MICKI

DECEMBER 3, 2017


"GRANNY" DONNA - NARRATOR

JUDGES - "GRANNIES" MARIAH, BARB AND ROUANNA

PUBLIC INTEREST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE - UNIVERSITY OF OREGON