Protest Energy: Pipeline Resistance and the Lessons of History
This fall and winter the Latah County Historical Society is exploring the historic roots of contemporary global issues with a four-part series of public presentations. The “How It’s Going, How It Started” lecture series will help attendees understand how stories featured on the nightly news are more complex and enduring than they may seem. There will also be a focus on the ways that historical context plays an essential role in finding solutions to our most pressing issues.
The second installment of the series is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th with Washington State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clif Stratton presenting “Protest Energy: Pipeline Resistance and the Lessons of History.”
Stratton’s talk will place into comparative historical context recent direct action campaigns against the expansion of carbon energy infrastructure as the climate continues to warm. Climate change may not have been at the forefront of earlier protest movements, but there is a long history of environmental, political, and economic concerns fueling global resistance to the dominance of the titans of coal and oil.
All of the “How It’s Going, How It Started” events will be held at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre at 508 S. Main Street in Moscow. Doors will open at 6:30 for the 7:00pm program. The Kenworthy concession stand will be open for refreshments. Each program will also be available for live viewing online. Details about connecting virtually are available at www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/events.
“How It’s Going, How It Started” is supported with funds from the Idaho Humanities Council. The next program is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.