Extinction Rebellion uses “nonviolent direct actions and peaceful civil disobedience to disrupt business-as-usual in order to compel governments to act now to save a livable climate”. They “declare non-violent rebellion against the US government for its criminal inaction on the ecological crisis.”
The Alliance of the Southeast or ASE (pronounced like the verb “hacer” in Spanish – “ah-say”, or “to do or make”) is a multicultural, interfaith coalition of churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations, all working together to address the challenges facing the neighborhoods of Southeast Chicago. Oscar Sanchez, the representative on the event, was one of the hunger strikers in the fight against General Iron, still raging.
The festival is an entirely volunteer effort without any funding. These amazing presenters have chosen to donate their time. Giving ensures that we are able to support their efforts and continue to bring you this festival for free every year until we avert climate change.
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