Speakers will share a new strategy inspired by historical resistance movements such as the Civil Rights, Women’s Suffrage, and anti-colonial struggles, as well as current struggles like MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta).
The main speaker is Dillon Thomson, a young organizer and activist who has been addressing crowds in his community for four years. Thomson began organizing in 2007 and co-founded a non-profit organization called the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute in Bellingham, Washington.
“Dillon’s love for wildness fuels his passion for resistance,” said Premadasi Amada, the main coordinator for DGR. “His speech shares a serious and strategic vision informed by a deep love and respect for the natural world and by true solidarity with oppressed humans and non-humans around the world.”
Deep Green Resistance has been building as an organization for less than a year. There are thirteen autonomous local chapters in the US and worldwide. The strategic vision of DGR is presented in the book of the same name, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet, written by Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, and Lierre Kieth and released by Seven Stories Press.