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A Monumental Evening
December 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
PLEASE RSVP AT http://WWW.WILDERNESSWORKSHOP.ORG/MONUMENTAL
Wilderness Workshop, in collaboration with High Country News and the National Parks Conservation Association, brings you an evening exploring the history of the Antiquities Act, the national monuments created under its authority, current attacks on both, and strategies the conservation community will be deploying to safeguard one of America’s greatest ideas.
We’ve assembled a top-flight panel of experts on the Antiquities Act and how to resist the Trump Administration’s roll back attempts. They are:
-Heidi McIntosh, Earthjustice
-Matthew Campbell Native American Rights Fund
-Professor John Leshy, Public Lands Scholar at UC-Hastings
These experts will be part of a panel discussion moderated by High Country News Executive Director and Publisher Paul Larmer covering:
-The history of the Antiquities Act
-National Monuments Designations
-Trump Administration’s attacks
-Defending President Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy
About a Monumental Evening
Starting at 6:30, this FREE event is open to the public. Beer and wine will be available for purchase during the brief opening reception. Following the panel discussion, folks are encouraged to stick around for a casual holiday social mixer that includes festive decorations, drinks and snacks for purchase, and fun tongue-in-cheek activist opportunities. We’ll be sending the message to elected officials in Washington that we’d prefer intact, magnificent national monuments in our Christmas stockings rather than the lumps of coal the administration has planned.
About the Antiquities Act
In June of 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt signed into law the Antiquities Act, giving the President of the United States the authority to create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. In December, President Trump will visit Utah and likely shrink or eliminate Bears Ears and half a dozen other treasured national monuments. Join us to find out how a bipartisan act and the landscapes protected by 8 Republican and 8 Democrat presidents have become the signature public lands battle of our time