laurie laurie, March 8, 2017

 

Raging Grannies from Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland infused last week’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) with rhythm, song, color, and most of all, passion for this bright, beautiful planet of ours and the work ahead to protect it. Enjoy Don Ewing’s video of their gifts to this conference and pass it on.

Background about the Raging Grannies:

Grannies all over the world are devoted to making a difference in this world of ours.  We support peace, social, economic and racial justice, human rights equality and environmental protection through protest, song, performance and public testimony.

Although we use singing, street theater, satire and humor to make our point, we are not entertainers.  We are well-informed, passionate and serious about our mission. 

We care passionately about the future of our global children and grandchildren and all species living on Mother Earth. 

Selections Read at the PIELC:

Global Oneness

The essential oneness of creation is a concept that is spreading across the world like wildfire. More and more people are coming to the realization, that all of the differences, between the races, ethnicities, and nationalities of the world, are mere social constructs, and that in reality, the human race is one – flowers of one garden and leaves of one tree.

But even beyond this, humanity is also becoming more conscious of the deep connection between the human species and the rest of the natural world. Our actions have profound implications for the plants, animals, and climate of Mother Nature. If we are not in harmony with the rest of creation, then destruction is likely to be the result. However, if society is able to more deeply tap into the global oneness of humanity and nature, then we will be able to create an environment of peace, prosperity, and unity such that the world has never seen.

Peg Morton, our Eugene Granny who died just a year ago, published her biography,  “Feeling Light Within, I Walkin 2013.  She concluded her book with these words from  Pete Seegers song, “My Rainbow Race“:

One blue sky above us

One ocean lapping all our shore

One earth so green and round

Who could ask for more

And because I love you

Ill give it one more try

To show my rainbow race

Its too soon to die.

Go tell, go tell all the children

Tell all the mothers and fathers too.

Nows our last chance to learn to share

What been given to me and you.

 

One blue sky above us

One ocean lapping all our shore

One earth so green and round

Who could ask for more

And because I love you

Ill give it one more try

To show my rainbow race

Its too soon to die.    (moment of silence)