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Photo Gallery: Midd Kids Join People’s Climate March in NYC

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On Sunday, Sept. 2014, an estimated 311,00 people filled the streets of mid-Manhattan to “demand action on climate change”  by participating in the People’s Climate March. According to last week’s edition of the The Campus, about 120 Middlebury students went to NYC to join in the demonstration. Here are some photos of the event and a handful of the Midd kids who took part, collected by Marney Kline ‘17.5, a lovely middbeat contributor who attended this march.

FRIDAY Events: Lectures, Screenings, Bonfires, oh my!

It’s the end of another tough week of classes, but personally I’ve never felt as alive and energized as I do right now. I give 100% of the credit to Angelique Kidjo, whose performance last night was electrifying. inspiring. otherworldly. we had a goddess in our midst.
SOOO if you’ve got as much energy as I do on an otherwise dreary Friday afternoon, maybe I’ll see you at some/all of these events? I’m all FIRED UP and ready to get LOVEY and COMMUNAL. Here’s the rundown—

GEOGRAPHY LECTURE: “Gendering Climate, Gendering Justice”
4:00 PM, MBH 104

Alexandria Jackman ’14 wants you to “[c]ome out this afternoon for an awesome lecture by geographer Farhana Sultana from Syracuse University. Professor Sultana will be discussing the disproportionate effects of climate change and water issues on women and low-income people. She is one of the few scholars thoughtfully combining the two fields today.”

Screening and Discussion of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
4:30PM, Axinn 229

This afternoon Theater Professor and CCSRE Affiliate Dana Yeaton will be facilitating a screening and discussion of Anna Deveare Smith’s solo play about the Rodney King riots, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 . In the play, Smith embodies “more than three dozen survivors, witnesses, national figures, and L.A. officials.” During the screening, “we’ll hit the pause-button at times to reflect: How does this related to the Trayvon Martin case? Can art really change hearts?”

MCOF World Harvest Festival
The Organic Farm, 3PM-duskHARVEST-FEST-POSTER

Did you LoOove the food and the tunes at last weekend’s Weybridge Feast? There’s more where that came from. From the MCOF team: “The World Harvest Festival will be starting at 3PM! Come out to the farm to eat some delicious food cooked from farm vegetables and local ingredients, and enjoy poetry reading and jamming around a bonfire. We’ll be there until dusk.”

“Chasing Ice” Screening

Photographer James Balog, founder of the Extreme Ice Survey (“an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems”),  will be coming to Middlebury tomorrow to give a screening of his film Chasing IceThe movie, which airs on the National Geographic Channel on Friday, is the story of Balog’s journey to the Arctic on a mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. As Middlebury’s Diane Munroe writes, “Using time-lapse cameras, Bolag’s videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.” Brought to you by the Academy Award Winning Producer of The CoveChasing Ice is bound to be a fascinating watch with stunning visuals, and anybody who has any interest in photography/ice/climate change/the planet should make time to go.

When: 7-9 pm Wednesday, April 24

Where: Dana Auditorium

Cost: $0.00


Midd kids to go to Washington to protest Keystone Pipeline

On Saturday morning, around 60 MIddlebury students will take a bus down to the White House in Washington DC to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in what is predicted to be the largest climate rally in history. A couple of spots are still left on the bus, and there is a waiting list too if those get filled up. Here is what they have to say on their Facebook page:

Concerned about climate change? Join us in Washington DC on February 17th for the biggest climate rally in history! This event is for those interested in traveling to and from DC and staying with other members of the Middlebury community.

PLEASE RSVP to [email protected] if you are definitely coming to DC so that we can get an accurate headcount for the vans/bus. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Bill McKibben and many others have already gotten arrested in front of the White House. If you go, you won’t be in danger of that, but it will be a big deal–over 20,000 people are expected to come.

Bill McKibben and other celebs arrested outside Whitehouse protesting pipeline

Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and MIddlebury scholar in residence Bill Mckibben protest the Keystone Pipeline outside the White House. (Source: 350.org)

Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and MIddlebury scholar in residence Bill Mckibben protest the Keystone Pipeline outside the White House. (Source: 350.org)

Yesterday, Middlebury scholar-in-residence and big-deal climate activist Bill McKibben was arrested protesting the Keystone Pipeline with other prominent figures such as Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, civil rights leader Julian Bond, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Darryl Hannah and NASA climate scientist James Hansen.  Here is what Bill McKibben had to say on twitter yesterday morning: Continue reading