Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday, October 8th for EPIC’s 45th Annual Fall Celebration at Southern Humboldt Community Park on unceded Sinkyone land. A special thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers, to folks who traveled multiple hours to attend, to the Yarduties band for the feel-good music, to Local Flavors and Cypress Grove for the delicious food, and to Lost Coast Brewery, Frey Vineyards, Violet-Green Winery and Redway Liquor & Deli for stocking the bar with drinks and ice.
The highlight of this year's Fall Celebration was the ceremony honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the 2022 Sempervirens Award for lifetimes of achievement in environmental and Indigenous activism; thanks to WoodLab Designs for crafting the physical award. Priscilla and Polly, thank you for your relentless commitment to environmental and Indigenous justice, as well as for sharing such inspiring words at Fall Celebration. Watch Priscilla and Polly's speeches from Fall Celebration below, read more about Priscilla and Polly on EPIC’s blog, and find more Fall Celebration highlights and EPIC news on our Facebook and Instagram.
Support Priscilla and Polly’s current efforts as leaders in the fight to reestablish Indigenous sovereignty of Pomo homelands and save Jackson Demonstration State Forest at the next Pomo Land Back rally this Thursday, October 20th, beginning at 1:30pm at Fort Bragg Town Hall - bring signs! For more updates on the campaign to Save Jackson Forest, follow @epic_wildcalifornia, @pomolandback and @savejacksoncoalition on Instagram, and @WildCalifornia, Pomo Land Back and Coalition to Save Jackson The People's Forest on Facebook.
Watch Priscilla and Polly's speeches at EPIC's 45th Annual Fall Celebration, Oct 8th 2022:
Video by Jeff Goll.