Standing with Standing Rock: allyship and the environment
Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Director, Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Graduate Student, New School's Milano School of International Affairs
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:10pm
The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline that passes beneath near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Its construction results in devastating environmental impact and threatens the region’s waters as well as ancient burial grounds and sacred sites. In reaction, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe began a series of grassroots movements against the pipeline’s construction and were joined by protesters from across the country.
The presenters will address the ongoing resistance movements lead by Indigenous people and allies of different cultures and faiths not only at Standing Rock, but also around other sites of possible oil pipelines and where resource extracting threatens land, water, sacred sites, and lives.
This event is FREE, but registration is requested.
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Part of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center/National Endowment for the Humanities 2018-19 Colloquium – “Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship”