PRESS: The 9th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival March 2012
by: Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin: Sandra Spargo Posted on: February 23, 2012
The 9th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival
Whose Valley is it Anyway? Corporate Power or Community Power?
March is Human Rights Month in Skagit County, and the Skagit Human Rights Festival has some great events planned to put relevant conversations on the community table.
- Lee Mann Exhibition–Art opening, Thurs., March 1, 5 p.m, Skagit Valley College, Knutzen Cardinal Center, Multipurpose Room. Letters and photos of longtime Skagit Valley human rights advocate Lee Mann on display. His son, Bryce Mann, to make the presentation.
- Human Rights Display, Fri., March 2, 5-7 p.m., Lincoln Theatre Art Bar, downtown Mount Vernon, 712 S. First St. Skagit art pieces will relate to corporations, civil liberties, water and labor. Artists Richard Olmsted, Thais Armstrong, Sue Wren, Jessica Gigot and Kerry Scott.
- Corporations and the Rise of Occupy, Thur., March 8, 7 p.m., Phillip Tarro Theatre, Skagit Valley College. Movie showing of Inside Job about the U. S. financial crisis followed by a corporate personhood Q&A panel session. Panel members involved with the Northwest Occupy Movement.
- Civil Liberties and E-Verify, Thurs., March 15, 7 p.m., Phillip Tarro Theatre, Skagit Valley College. Lt. Col. Margaret Stock (ret.), political science instructor and award winning lawyer from Alaska, explains how the E-Verify national database could impact all of us–not only undocumented immigrants.
- Defending Water, Thurs., March 22, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, downtown Mount Vernon, 712 S. First St. Sandra Spargo, Alliance for Democracy, will show the movie TAPPED about the bottled water industry and will discuss the Anacortes contract to build a bottled water/beverage & food manufacturing plant entitled to five million gallons of water per day.
- Labor, Thurs., March 29, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, downtown Mount Vernon, 712 S. First St. Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, and young labor activists will describe how unions champion the rights of all workers and will show two short movies: Eyes on the Fries and We Are the ILWU.
Visit www.skagithrf.wordpress.com for a complete list of event details.
Note: Skagit Valley College map viewed at http://www.skagit.edu/images/color_mvCampus.pdf.
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