In 2010, the Wild Coast Convergence takes forest activism to the next level. We are preparing to defend the heart of southern Vancouver Island - miles of forestlands, watersheds, and rare ecosystems from Sooke to Port Renfrew. Go here for more about our forest research, community organizing, and mapping projects. To RSVP, send a note to moc.liamg|noitcatserof#moc.liamg|noitcatserof.
About Wild Earth
Wild Earth 2009 was an amazing experience for all. Thanks to everyone who joined us at an old-growth forest camp on southern Vancouver Island. It was a week of forest action training, social and eco-justice workshops, and activists bent on taking down the system.
From 1999 to 2009, Wild Earth was the only activism training camp on the coast. Last year's focus was media and legal support for social and environmental justice advocates who are speaking out against the 2010 Olympics and the Torch Relay.
The Wild Earth gathering is 100% volunteer-run with zero corporate sponsorship, and we're very fortunate to have the support of several grassroots organizations. A big shout-out goes to the People's Trust, which kicked off our fundraising drive with a $500 contribution to this year's camp. The funds cover camp supplies like propane and tarps, transportation, and honourariums for presenters. Outside funding also means that participants contribute what they can and no one is turned away for lack of money. ($20-100 donation suggested.) Everything is included: free camping (BYO tent), meals, snacks, coffee and tea, and bush-style amenities.
- Frank "The Stimulator" Lopez, hands-on independent media
- Skundaal (Bernie Williams), indigenous rights and warrior ethics; justice for missing and murdered women
- Rusty, activist security
- Chris Shaw, 2010 Olympics impacts on communities
- Sara Jennings, 2010 Olympics environmental impacts in Whistler
- Tom Jaugelis, Gateway Project - highways and urban sprawl
- Jessica Palmer, the campaign against urban sprawl in Portland
- Rob Hunter, Metis solo performer
- Bruce Dean, photography is not a crime
- Garliq, herbal first aid and activist wellness
- John Stedman, wilderness first aid
- Zoe Blunt, guerrilla strategies and direct action tactics
- Tree-climbing training
- Non-violence training
- Native plant walks
- Paleo skills
- Campaign round-up