The Mattole Forest Defenders invite you to the the Green and Black ball, a winter formal dance on December 20th.
We will gather on this long dark night to make-merry, dance, bring in the winter solstice, and raise funds and awareness in solidarity with the Mattole Forest Defense, currently happening in the ancient, old-growth Mattole forest of California.
Music for the evening will be provided by:
The Ditrani Brothers
George and George from Humble George, and their Franz
The Spooky Wooky String Band
Come adorned in Yule costume or formal warlock and witch attire to partake in a dark evening of music and dance as well as:
-Craft Herbal Cocktails
-Lamb strew and salmon bake
-Tarot and astrology readings
-Information sharing about Mattole Forest Defense and direct action
All proceeds raised at this event will go directly to direct action in defense of the Mattole forests and Mattole watershed:
“Volunteers are putting themselves on the line to defend thousands of acres of coastal temperate rainforest–much of which is Old-Growth–in the Rainbow Ridge area of the Mattole River.
Since the 1990’s, nonviolent direct action has been used to protect this ancient ecosystem. In 2014 a new wave of logging began, but was quickly stopped with the renewal of tree sits and road blockades. These actions have helped to cancel over 800 acres of planned logging.
Additionally we have assisted in the mapping of previously unrecognized Old-Growth groves, a necessary first step for advocacy and protection.
Despite our accomplishments, the timber companies are pressing forward.
Please help support frontline activists as they take on Humboldt Redwood Co. and Sierra Pacific Industries, the main timber extractors in this watershed.”
-Mattole Forest Defenders
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or more info.
Queer space*anti-oppressive*NOT wheelchair accessible*
Event is suggested donation of $10-50