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This is a transcript of a panel discussion at n+1 (an online and print literary magazine) on parenting and the climate crisis.  NOTE:  MOF gets a passing mention. 

"The following panel was held at n+1’s office in Brooklyn on September 26, 2019. It
was organized by n+1 contributor Christine Smallwood in cooperation with
Sunrise Kids, a group for parents, babies, and young children that works within
the Sunrise Movement to fight for climate justice and to take on the politicians
and corporations w



 Transformative action is a new name for a very old approach to social change. It has been advocated by leaders such as King, Gandhi, and Chavez. It dates back to ancient times, where it was used successfully by slaves and plebians to gain important reforms in the Roman empire. (Sibley 1963, 108) In recent decades, these strategies have been used with increasing frequency and success to overcome conflicts in such places as Bolivia (1

In response to over two years of grassroots activism and efforts by the Dryden Town Board, Dominion Energy (Dominion) will upgrade their natural gas facility in Ellis Hollow. Dominion submitted an application to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to install new equipment at its Borger Station facility that will substantially reduce plant emissions. Mothers Out Front (MOF) and the Dryden Safety and Preparedness Advisory Committee (DSPAC) invited area residents to a
"The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (the Compendium) is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking. It is a public, open access document that is housed onthe websites of Concerned Health Professionals of New York ( and Physicians for Social Responsibility ( The four earlier editions of the Compendium have been used and referenced all over the world