A week ago Friday (February 24), the Valve Turners gifted a capacity audience at First United Methodist Church in Eugene with their stories of grace and grit. How did they pull off their “October Surprise” on October 11, 2016, shutting off the valves on 5 pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands oil into the US across 4 states? Why did they do it? How has this impacted their lives? How is their effort connected to the larger movement, inspired by and anchored in that of the Standing Rock Water Protectors? How can you help support them, including help with their legal expenses?
You can watch the entire conversation here, thanks to 350 Eugene videographer, Don Ewing. (Note: Leonard Higgins participated via video feed and therefore was not physically present for the event. He was at Standing Rock in solidarity the Water Protectors as their camp was being forced to dismantle.)
We raised over $1500 at the February 24 event!!! (Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions.) If you weren’t able to attend the event, please consider donating online. With gratitude!