This newsletter is brought to you by Montana Women For, a non-profit organization based in Livingston. What was MWF up to besides putting out this weekly newsletter? Here’s a recap of our activities in 2019:
January: Co-sponsored the Women’s March in Bozeman
February: Had a presentation from Patricia Grabow on the proposed Railroad Over/Under pass for the wetlands west of Livingston, and the disruption it will cause to the traditional Pronghorn herd birthing area.
Hosted annual MWF membership gathering at the Buckhorn.
March: Hosted Park County state legislators in a Legislative Forum for the community at the City/County building
Supported Student Climate strike plans/rally
April: Registered our group’s opposition to development of the proposed mine at the headwaters of the Smith River
May: Organized coordination with High School student climate strike
Hosted showing of film “Knock Down the House” at Livingston Public Library
June: Co-sponsored “Impeach” rally in Livingston
Met with local organizations on coordinating mental health services in Livingston
July: Made a float with statue of liberty with women in liberty costumes marching in the Livingston parade.
Hosted a showing of the film “Windfall” with a guest speaker from the Craighead Institute.
August: Had a table registering voters at the Livingston Food Pantry
September: Organized support for the High School student climate strike
November: Installed memorial bench for Margie Kidder and had a commemorative gathering.
December: Co-sponsored Impeach rally in Livingston
Monday, January 6
Meet the New Bozeman City Commission 6 pm
Bozeman City Hall
City hall is the public’s hall. Please join us at a reception to meet and greet your new city commissioners and other Bozemanites on January 6 (and enjoy some light appetizers).
The new city commission will be sworn in on January 6 at 6pm at city hall. It’s a light policy night. The goal is to swear in the new commission and then have a reception where everyone has the chance to meet, talk, and listen with each other.
The reception goes until we run out of things to discuss.
Happy New Year everyone! Please pass this along to anyone you think interested. Hope to see you.
Tuesday, January 7
"Adventures in Greater Yellowstone" Slide Show and Lecture in Bozeman 6:15 pm
Bozeman Public Library
Come one come all! Phil Knight is presenting a slide show called Adventures in Greater Yellowstone on January 7 at 6:15 PM at the Bozeman Public Library (in the Large Meeting Room). This event is free and appropriate for all ages.
Wednesday, January 8
Indivisible Upper Yellowstone Monthly Meeting in Livingston 6:30 pm
Teen Room of Livingston Park County Public Library
6 Months to the Montana primary.
10 Months to the general election.
New year, new decade.
First Indivisible Upper Yellowstone meeting of 2020: Wednesday January 8, 6:30 PM
Livingston-Park County Public Library, Teen Room (Main Floor)
It's difficult to say, "It's time. It's time to get involved." We know it's months to go, and it's winter. People have to pace themselves if we're going to have a successful push at the end. You are, or soon will be pressed to invest your time and money - non-infinite resources. However, if you really do understand this election is different, then you know the time will come for a contribution. We'd suggest a good place to start is with, as athletes say, "getting your head in the game." In a metaphoric way that's what our Indivisible meetings will be about from here on out. Once a month (for now), they will provide enough time to hear what other people think about issues and to help decide priorities.We can't promise to cure the blowback of political chaos, or clear your palette of distasteful rhetoric, but we can talk about things to actually do, people to see, places to go and things to think about. All part of finding those energies we're going to need for what remains of the long haul.
Please join us.
Thursday, January 9
Film Premiere in Livingston: "Paradise"
5:30 pm to 8 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts (415 E. Lewis in Livingston)
Tickets $15 (12 and under free) available online
A new documentary showcasing our community’s fight against a proposed gold mine near Yellowstone National Park will premiere in Livingston on January 9th.
The event is hosted by the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition and will serve as a fundraiser for the Livingston-based, Park County Environmental Council. Doors open at 5:30pm and the program will begin at 6pm.
In addition to the film, the event will feature a panel discussion of local advocates who helped pass the the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act into law. There will also be a community raffle of goods and services donated by members of the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door but we highly suggest you purchase yours in advance.
Film Screening in Bozeman: "Paradise" 6 pm to 8 pm
The Ellen Theater (17 W. Main St. in Bozeman)
Tickets $11 available online
Greater Yellowstone Coalition presents Paradise, a film by Erik Petersen Photography, an award-winning filmmaker based in Clyde Park, north of Livingston. Paradise is a documentary about the proposal of a gold mine in Emigrant Gulch near Yellowstone National Park and a community’s fight to stop it. Greater Yellowstone Coalition proudly sponsors Paradise, a Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival film. There will also be a screening of the film Last Call by R.C. Cone and a performance by musician Ryan Acker of The Last Revell, who composed the original score for Paradise.
Statewide Sunrise Training for Young Activists in Bozeman Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 9 am to 6 pm
Bozeman (exact location of training will be announced to confirmed participants
Registration $0 to $50 register online
Young people across Montana are rising up to organize for a Green New Deal across Montana. Join the fight for a just and livable future!
Register for the Sunrise Montana Statewide Training Summit on January 11-12!
>>> WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS TRAINING <<<
1. Get a deep understanding of the social movement structure, strategy and culture that will enable us to win
2. Gain skills to lead successful campaigns for the Green New Deal and mass mobilizations like climate strikes
3. Lots of time to bond and build relationships with other young people ready to fight for change across MT
4. Doing the work and coordination to begin the statewide organizing to win in 2020 and beyond
>>> LOGISTICS <<<
- DO I HAVE TO COME TO BOTH DAYS? You are highly encouraged to attend both days of the training if you're able, as the training curriculum builds on itself and you will have more opportunities to learn, grow and bond with other attendees. However, if you aren't able to commit to both days, you are still invited to attend (as long as you commit to coming to as much of the training as you are able).
- LOCATION: Bozeman, MT (exact training space will be announced to confirmed participants)
- DATES: January 11-12th, 2019
- TIMES: Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-6pm
- TRANSPORTATION: Distance should not be a barrier to coming to this training - we will work to connect you to a carpool with other participants coming from around the state. We are also putting together a fund to help support your travel/road trip expenses!
- HOUSING: If you are coming from out of town we will find you housing with volunteer host families! You are also welcome to reach out to friends/family of your own and commute from there.
- FOOD: breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday + snacks, coffee, and tea throughout the weekend!
- COST: This revolution is grassroots powered and funded! As such, we ask all participants to pay a suggested registration fee of $0-50 to help us cover the costs of this training (including meals, space, materials, etc.). That said, cost will not be a barrier to anyone -- Please pay what you can. You can pay the registration fee/donation in person or here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gallatincountysunrise
Just make a note that your donation is for the training!
>>> CONTACT INFO <<<
For any questions, reach out to the Logistics Lead Nick Hostetler at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (406) 223-9575.
XC Ski Fundraiser for PCEC at BBar Ranch in Emigrant 9 am to 4 pm
B Bar Ranch (818 Tom Miner Creek Rd in Emigrant)
Come out for a cross-country ski day at the B Bar Ranch! All proceeds benefit the Park County Environmental Council.
The ski day is from 9am to 4pm and includes lunch. Lunch is buffet style inside and outside of the Nordic tent from noon to 2pm.
Ski + Lunch Rates:
$25 for ages 13 and up
$10 for ages 7 to 12
Free for 6 and under
The B Bar Ranch handles ALL reservations – so give them a call Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm at 848-7729. They will go through a list of several things you'll need to know in advance of the ski day.
*The B Bar Ranch does NOT rent gear. Please come prepared with your own set-up or rent from Timber Trails!
Thanks in advance for supporting our work, we look forward to seeing you out on the ski tracks!