Date(s) - Jul Fri 13 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances.
This is a fund raiser (no one turned away for lack of funds) for the legal defense and support of the Valve Turners, the 5 activists who shut off the flow of tar sands into the US in October, 2016. Sunflower Alliance is a group associated with 350 Bay Area that organizes nonviolent direct action against the fossil fuel industry.