Here’s a blog entry from Laura-May Culver: (Original post here.)
Drew Dellinger Thanks Canada During his Planetize the Movement Canada Tour, March 2010
During his ‘13 gigs in 7 days’ Canada Tour, Drew Dellinger enthusiastically thanked Canada and Canadians for their historical and present day role in the Justice Movement.
At the Orillia, Ontario event, Drew passionately read the beginning of Martin Luther King Jr.’s first CBC Massey lecture from the posthumous book collection The Trumpet of Conscience.
Drew proceeded to weave this into a personal address to Canada:
“I want to join with Dr. King in thanking Canada for being a beacon of freedom and justice at a time when the United States was living under a regime of systemic racial tyranny. And so, it is a part of that progressive justice tradition that I think Canada has exemplified; in some ways much more than the United States.
And so I want to thank you for that. And I believe Canada has a significant role to play as we build a planetary community, to put justice at the center; and it is based on ecological sustainability. So, Canada has a role to play. We all have a role to play. So, let’s Planetize the Movement".
Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy refers to Drew Dellinger as ‘a national treasure…’ and after a unique 7 day-13 event- Canadian PTM immersion, I can confidently state that Drew Dellinger is a North American treasure as well.