Thursday film will make a case for civil disobedience | Letter

Its time to break free from fossil fuels at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.


Its time to break free from fossil fuels at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will host “Disobedience: The Courage to Break Free.”

Designed to inspire and energize, the film builds the case for civil disobedience applied to the crime of climate chaos.

Communities across the globe are escalating their confrontations with the fossil fuel industry which is toxically and dramatically changing the chemistry of our oceans and atmosphere. With our future increasingly threatened by the burning of fossil fuels combined with our leaders’ grievous lack of action it is up to us to stand up and say “No more!”

Following the film there will be a discussion focused on the coming weekend of global mass action May 13-15. Thousands are expected to converge on March Point in Anacortes. Why?

The refineries there produce 47 percent of the gasoline and diesel consumed in the Northwest. They are already our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions; nevertheless, they are planning to triple production bringing more toxic tar sand bitumen and Bakken crude through our communities.

We must stop the madness. A line is drawn. Join the effort to build a viable future. Learn more at

Gary Piazzon, co-facilitator

Social Environmental Justice Council