It’s All Connected–The Web of Life, Food Webs and Mining: An Earth Day and Faith Evening - 21st Anniversary!

Tuesday , April 22, 2014, 06:30pm
1011 SW Twelfth Ave, Portland, Oregon

It’s All Connected–The Web of Life, Food Webs and Mining: An Earth Day and Faith Evening.  
6:30 to 8:15 p.m., followed by book-signing and reception from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m., at First Unitarian Church in Elliot Chapel, 1011 SW Twelfth Ave, Portland. Sponsored by EMO’s Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC) with First Unitarian Church’s Community for Earth. Suggested donation of $10 to $20. Connecting ecological and human flourishing in the context of faith is at the core of INEC’s mission and work. For more information: http://www.emoregon.org

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We celebrate our 21st anniversary with an evening to explore these connections. Activist, writer and film maker Bill Carter will take us on a tour of the global mining boom and explores the health and environmental implications in open-surface extraction of copper ore. From boardrooms of investors in London to the mountains of Indonesia, Carter connects the dots from his humble backyard garden to the CEOs of the multibillion-dollar global copper industry, confronting a resource that is so vital, yet which has the potential to cause horrendous and irrevocable damage to our planet and ourselves. Special guests will share how faith communities, tribes and fisherman helped defeat a copper mine (Pebble) proposed for one of the world’s richest salmon habitats—key to family fishers of Bristol Bay and the culture and spirituality of Alaska tribes. Download event poster.

Carter won the Arizona/New Mexico book award for Boom, Bust, Boom and is the award-winning director of the documentary film Miss Sarajevo, a film made in collaboration with U2 and shot from within the besieged city of Sarajevo. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Times, The Washington Post and more. He is also the author of Red Summer: The Danger, Madness, and Exaltation of Salmon Fishing in a Remote Alaskan Village. Carter’s books will be available for sale at the event.