Scaling Up Resistance: Stories from the German Climate Movement

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
350PDX, Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave
$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Join German activists from Ende Gelände (“Here and No Further”) on their US tour as they share stories and tactics with local groups about successful mass mobilizations for climate justice, including their campaign to stop coal mines and protect and Hambach Forest.

WHAT: Scaling up the Resistance – Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement
WHERE: Central Lutheran Church (1820 NE 21st Ave, 97217)
WHEN: Thursday, February 28th. Doors 6:30 pm, Start 7:00 pm
DONATE: $5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Brought to you by Portland Rising Tide and 350PDX.

See Facebook event here.

About Ende Gelände: Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences.

The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition “Energiewende” and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism.

Focusing on tangible examples, the tour aims to advance ideas for mass mobilizations and build bridges between international approaches for climate justice.

Bios for West Coast:

Selma Richter has organized with Ende Gelände since 2015. Ende Gelände is a mass action of civil disobedience against lignite coal mining that recently mobilized 6,000 people to block coal infrastructure.

Johanna Winter organizes climate camps against lignite coal mines and works with frontline communities against the destruction of their homes and lands for fossil fuel extraction.