Canary Colition to screen documentaries at annual meeting

The Canary Coalition’s annual membership gathering will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Jackson County Public Library Community Room in Sylva.

There will be a potluck dinner, live music and a performance by Chad Halliburton, plus two short video-documentaries.

n One is “Appalachia Rising,” which chronicles more than 2,000 who marched on Washington, D.C., in opposition to continued mountaintop removal coal mining. There were 114 people arrested for non-violent civil disobedience at the White House.

n The other video being shown, “Tarsands Action,” is about the effort to stop the construction of the 1,800-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline that led to a two week protest, including the arrest of more than 1,000 people in the largest sustained action of non-violent civil disobedience in the nation’s history.

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