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You’re Invited: Direct Action Presentation & Skill-Share with Blue Skies Campaign

On April 13th, seven people successfully delayed a coal train from coming through Missoula with a peaceful act of nonviolent civil disobedience organized by Blue Skies Campaign and 350-Missoula.

As far as we know this was the first time climate activists in Montana interfered in a direct and tangible way with the transportation of coal on our state’s rail lines. However, while it might have been the first action of its kind, it hopefully won’t be the last. This summer Blue Skies is visiting towns up and down Montana’s rail line to share what we learned from organizing April’s direct action, in hopes that this knowledge may prove useful in other communities.

RSVP here to join us for a presentation and skill-share in Bozeman: (

On Thursday, July 17th, Blue Skies will be in Bozeman for an event co-sponsored by Bozeman Peace Seekers and Montana Women For..., where we’ll give a short presentation on what happened at the direct action in Missoula, followed by time for discussion. It will be in the Bozeman Public Library small conference room, from 6:00-8:30pm. Though we’ll talk about our experience with direct action, you don’t need to have plans to organize or participate in an action at this point to join us.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a direct action or simply want to learn more about what it’s like to hold a protest on railroad property, we hope you’ll join us for this skill-sharing event. Learn more and RSVP at (

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