Thursday, March 13, 2008

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
Teach-In, March 14 & March 15

Dear Friends,

On Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, 2008 you are invited to

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, An Environmental Justice Teach-In at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV.

We hope you can attend what promises to be an exciting and informative day of community building, dialogue, a Cosmic Walk, workshops, food, fun, reflection, sharing and the many other good things that happen when intelligent, caring and thoughtful people come together to improve their community and the world we live in.

A good deal of information about our Teach-In is immediately below. A brochure is attached and still more detailed information is available on our web site at . If you have questions or know you are coming please call us at 702.646.4814 and we will be glad to assist you. Also we would very much appreciate if you could pass this along to your friends and neighbors. NDE's Sacred Peace Walk also starts on March 17-24 and complete information is available on our web site.

Thank you.

Sr. Megan and John Amidon
Nevada Desert Experience

Earth, Wind, Fire & Water

When the ancients spokes of the basic elements of life, the stuff of the universe they spoke in terms of Earth, Wind, Fire & Water. Often they worshiped the sun. The clean air blew in their face and they breathed deeply. Pure water was precious and all land was sacred. Now at the beginning of the 21 century, we cannot help but ask what has happened? The weather has become violent. The rains have diminished greatly. Our lakes and rivers are disappearing. In many places the water and air are unsafe to drink or breathe and the land itself, appears tortured and is dying. What has happen?

The Nevada desert is a land of great beauty and harshness, of gentle delicacies and very sharp and pointed edges. Living here, we know the fire of the summer sun, the importance of life water, the winds and the beauty of the land and its mountains. Sadly even with its unique capacity for survival our Nevada desert is now threatened. What can we do?

Please join us beginning Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 for a time of thoughtful conversation and community building. While focusing on environmental issues we will also do the important work of inner dialogue also so that we might walk more gently on our journey and learn to act with thoughtful recognition of our need to renew and sustain our environment.

Our Time Together

Our time together will be spent in a series of workshops and plenary (large group) sessions. We will have lunch as a community enjoying good food and conversation. In the afternoon we will join together as a in a special and reflective Cosmic Walk.
We will also look at some of the tougher issues which we cannot responsibly avoid if we are serious about undertaking the work of environmental justice. Since 1982, Nevada Desert Experience has worked for environmental justice focusing on the great injustice of nuclear weapons and the degradation of all of humanity and the earth's ecological systems, as a direct result of this deadly and poisonous nuclear technology

Teach - In Overview

Friday, March 14, 2008

4:00 - 5:00 PM Registration
5:00 - 6:00 PM Community Building
6:00 - 7:00 PM Lite supper
7:00 - 7:30 Welcome
7:30 - 8:30 Plenary - Parish Hall
Environmental Justice and the Nevada Desert by Gard Jameson
8:30 - 9:00 PM Q&A Goodnight!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 AM Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 Plenary - Main Auditorium
"Nevada Test Site (NTS) and the
Environmental Impact of Nuclear Weapons"
by John Hadder
10:15 - 11:30 AM Workshops Session 1
for our workshop selection
11:30 -12:30 Plenary - Parish Hall
"Yucca Mountain and the Future of
Nuclear Waste" by Judy Treichel , Steve Frishman & John Hadder
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 3:15 PM Workshops Session II
for our workshop selections
3:15 - 4:15 PM Plenary Session
Cosmic Walk
4:15 - 5:30 PM Open Mic
2 minutes per person
5:30 PM Closing and Thank You!

For information and registration please call:
Sr. Megan Rice @ 702.646.4814
John Amidon @ 702.646.4814

Adults - voluntary sliding scale
$20.00 - $50.00

Students and Seniors $15.00
Full & partial scholarships are
available also upon request.

By mail:
Please send your name, address, phone and email
along with check to:

Nevada Desert Experience
1420 W. Bartlett Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

Checks are made out to Nevada Desert Experience

Christ Episcopal Church is located
At 2100 S. Maryland Pkwy between
E. St. Louis Ave and E. Sahara Ave.

Complete conference and workshop information is available at:

Pre-registration is deeply appreciated to help facilitate planning for food and the days' logistics.

We wish to express our appreciation to Christ Church Episcopal
for hosting this event.

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