New Sermon audio – Because I said so – with Rev. David Helfer
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Please join us for a special screening of this new documentary created by Academy Award nominated directors Josh Fox (Gasland) and James Spione (Silenced) in collaboration with Myron Dewey, indigenous filmmaker and founder of Digital Smoke Signals.
After the screening, we will have a discussion with three local Water Protectors: John Gonzalez (Taino/Cree), Hartman Deetz (Mashpee Wampanoag), and Christian Hopkins (Narragansett). Film director Myron Dewey will join us via livestream; Loren Spears, Director of the Tomaquag Museum, will moderate the discussion.
AWAKE follows the dramatic rise of the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Thousands of activists converged from around the country to stand in solidarity with the Water Protectors protesting the construction of DAPL, which would carry fracked oil from the Bakken shale through sovereign land, sacred sites and ancestral burial grounds, and under the Missouri River. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/209864938
While President Trump has approved DAPL, the fight against the pipeline continues in the courts, and over 300 Water Protectors are still awaiting trial for peacefully resisting its construction. Meanwhile, Standing Rock has become a rallying cry in the struggle for clean air and water, indigenous rights, racial justice, and First Amendment protections across the country and around the world.
Come and learn the story of the native-led encampment at Standing Rock, the movement it sparked, and how you can get involved. This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Water Protector Legal Collective* will be gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. This event is organized by the Green Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum. Additional co-sponsors include Our Revolution RI, Rhode Island Interfaith Power & Light and its South County Action Team, and Fossil Free RI. Contact Robert Malin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-497-7419, with any questions.
*Learn more about the Water Protector Legal Collective here: https://waterprotectorlegal.org/
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