On the weekend of September 19 to 21, Utah Tar Sands Resistance and friends will be hosting a fall camp out in the Book Cliffs! It will be a time for folks from the Uintah Basin, Moab, Grand Junction, and other surrounding areas to meet, visit the land, and share stories about regional struggles.
There will be fireside chats featuring stories about important regional movements such as the nuclear test site protests and past efforts to halt tar sands mining on the Colorado Plateau. We’ll also have bird watching, animal tracking, and plant identification walks as we get to know the land better, and we’ll talk about the indigenous history of the Tavaputs Plateau.
We’re holding this gathering because we realize we have much to learn from other regional movements. We also realize that sharing stories with one another empowers all of us to take bolder action for a just and liveable future. Please join us in strengthening the regional network of people committed to keeping this little planet of ours alive through the deep work of conversation—sharing our experiences, fears, and, yes, joys, as we talk about what resistance means to us and what gives us hope for the region we love so much.
We will announce the specific camp site closer to the date, but it will be in the PR Springs area. Those of us living on the plateau this summer have discovered a variety of beautiful sites to camp that we are excited to share with you all. We’ll post signs prior to the event to make sure everyone can easily find it.
Breakfasts and dinners will be provided; bring your own lunches and snacks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!