EPIC had a successful weekend at Earthdance! People from all over the world showed their support for Richardson Grove. A huge thank you goes out to Jeri Fergus for organizing Activist Alley, to the volunteers who tabled the event and to the 1,284 people who took the time to write a post card to the Governer requesting that he rescind the Richardson Grove highway widening project.
EPIC’s Kerul Dyer had an opportunity to speak live on KMUD about Richardson Grove during the event. Additionally, Grandmother Agnes, Chair of the International Council of 13 Indiginous Grandmothers and Prescilla Hunter, Chair of the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council spoke at Earthdance and further promoted the message to save Richardson Grove.
This was the last opportunity to experience Earthdance as a three day camp-out under the ancient oak trees of Black Oak Ranch. Earthdance, the Global Dance Festival for Peace, is the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event and is celebrated in over 350 cities in over 50 countries. The defining moment of Earthdance was a sycronized link-up, led by Grandmother Agnes when people all over the world gathered for “The Prayer for Peace.”
If anyone took pictures of the EPIC booth or volunteers or people wearing “Save Richardson Grove” tshirts from the event, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.