The Mendocino Environmental Center will honor Environmental Activist and Rebel Rouser Darryl Cherney with a roast and screening of his new documentary, Who Bombed Judi Bari? Friday September 7th at the Saturday Afternoon Clubhouse in Ukiah.
“We want to acknowledge what he did with Judi Bari and others in organizing loggers, arranging for Redwood Summer, the Headwaters Campaign and on many other issues since then,” says MEC Coordinator and Board Member Ed Nieves.
“I think that it is also important to acknowledge the work he did in making sure that the lawsuit against the government went forward, in honoring Judi’s memory by showing up at celebrations honoring her around the state, and finally in making the important film Who Bombed Judi Bari,” he continues.
The night is sure to be a riot with progressive performance artist Sherry Glaser-Love standing in as the mistress of ceremonies and other activists gathering for a night of hoots and howls.
“While its true that Darryl Cherney is legendary in his own time, from his forest defense with Earth First!, his original folk music and now this new documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari, he has a legendary ego as well. I’m sure there will be many clamoring to roast this master and it will be a tasty evening,” says Glaser-Love.
Following the roast, Cherney’s documentary, Who Bombed Judi Bari? will be screened. The film documents the bombing of both Cherney and Bari and the FBI’s attempt to pin the bombing on them rather than find their attempted assassin.
The roast for Darryl Cherney includes a vegetarian meal and no host bar. Doors at 6:00pm, meal and roast 6:30-8:00, followed with a film screening of Who Bombed Judi Bari? Q&A to follow. Tickets for the roast and film screening at $30. Individually, the roast is $15, film is $15. Proceeds benefit both the MEC and Cherney’s legal fund to test DNA samples and find their bomber. Tickets are available at Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Dig! Music, the MEC and by calling (707) 468-1660.