In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, 350 PDX is hosting a BRUNCH FUNDRAISER as our community comes together around this climate calamity. Please join us this Saturday to aid in the ongoing relief efforts for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines:
Please join us this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, brunch will be served between 10:00am-2:00pm at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 43rd (by NE Broadway, near Sandy Blvd), Portland 97213. We will also have a couple of special guest appearances.
Kathleen Dean Moore, former professor of philosophy and environmental ethics — and now full-time climate activist — speaks on the moral imperative of acting on climate issues. She was the speaker at our Draw the Line event in Portland, on September 21st, 2013
In her speech to the environmental coalition rally against the Keystone XL pipeline in Portland Saturday, September 21st, philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore took aim at the fossil fuel industry.
She called it out for trying to externalize its shame onto people who use its products. “We are not the enemy,” she said. When you consider the shady actions this industry is taking to keep people dependent on its products, she said, the appropriate response is moral outrage.
The 400 member audience responded enthusiastically to Moore’s words, interrupting often with applause. She announced that she is stepping down from her professorship at Oregon State University to devote herself to climate activism. She has written books on the moral implications of climate change.
“The climate crisis is a moral crisis,” she said, and it’s time for people to stop giving up in despair or hiding behind blind optimism and start accepting their role as responsible persons faced with difficult choices. Read more