Activism at it's best!
Montclair Environmental Affairs office and Community Green present – Bidder 70 – a documentary that tells the story of a peaceful warrior whose willingness to sacrifice has ignited the climate justice movement.
In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher monkey-wrenched the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill. With the threat of prison looming, DeChristopher stepped up his activism and evolved into a charismatic and ingenious climate justice leader. He co-founded Peaceful Uprising, a grass-roots group dedicated to defending a livable future through empowering non-violent action. For his astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sentenced to two years in federal prison.
Join us for the film and discussion following. This is one of a series of free Environmental Film Screenings put on by CommunityGreen.org. For more information contact Marnie Vyff at[masked] or [masked].