John Wallace a forest activist gives his reason for attending the Forest and Climate Movement Convergence in the Shawnee National Forest. This is one of many videos to come.
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Interview 3.21.19

3.21.19- The first national announcement of The Resurgence: 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence was the following interview on Pacifica’s flagship station, KPFK, in Los Angeles, CA. BJ McManama, an Indigenous woman from the Indigenous Environmental Network, spoke with Margaret Prescod, host of The Sojourner Truth Show, syndicated nationally on the Pacifica network. The announcement for the Convergence was made on the International Day of Forests, 21 March 2019.

This is the 10th year anniversary of Global Justice Ecology Project and The Sojourner Truth Show partnering for the Earth Watch segment since the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

24 May 2019 KPFA Terra Verde Radio Interview

Convergence Coordinating Committee members Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann are joined by long-time forest activist Karen Pickett on Judi Bari Day to talk about the convergence and Judi Bari’s legacy of bringing together diverse groups to save forests.

19 March 2019 WDBX Carbondale Community Radio- Interview on Photojournalism and Activism (

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR PRESS: For Immediate Release August 14th 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR PRESS: For Immediate Release August 14th 2019


Registration is open!

Groups Release Call to Action for North American Forest & Climate Movement

Radical transformation needed to change the economic and political systems

Spanish Translation

French Translation


Eostar/Spring 2019 Earth First! Journal

Orin Langelle and John Wallace published an article on the history of defending the Shawnee forest. Click on the image to read the full article. To see our call to action in the EF! Newswire visit: here.

By photolangelle on May 3, 2019

One month and thirty years ago, activist John Wallace and I walked together through a clearcut in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. I suppose it was destined to happen a few more times and the last time just happened on May 2, 2019. It was not a pretty sight. – Orin Langelle


Earth Watch: Alex Cohen On Nuclear Waste & North American Climate and Forest Convergence

Alex Cohen, organizer from St. Louis, Missouri, discussed the radioactive landfill that is burning in the Missouri river floodplain. He also discusses the Resurgence: North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence and the history of struggle in the Shawnee National Forest where the event will take place in October.