No Dakota Access Pipeline: From the Heart We Cry
An Event to Support Protectors of the Water
On Sunday, October 9th, concerned citizens from across the Miami Valley will join with Racial Justice NOW! And the West Dayton Youth Task Force to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Camp, as they work to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to protect the water supply for communities in North Dakota and throughout the country.
In a historic moment of nonviolent resistance, thousands of people calling themselves protectors, not protestors, have gathered in North Dakota, to demand President Obama reject this dirty and dangerous proposal. This pipeline is a threat to Native heritage, their homes, and will be a climate disaster.
This is a prayerful follow-up to the action earlier this month, at Stroop and Far Hills Ave, which called for President Obama to stop all construction permanently on the pipeline in solidarity with a national day of protest. Shortly after that, construction was temporarily halted, but just for a 20-mile area on either side of the river. On October 9, groups and individuals are invited to share prayers, songs, chants, drums, poetry, art, and other forms of expression. A signed banner/cloth will be sent to the camp to show love and support.
WHAT: A peaceful, love-centric event sponsored by Racal Justice NOW! And the West Dayton Youth Task Force in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WHO: Concerned citizens from Dayton and across the Miami Valley. Guy Jones, a Lakota Sioux native of Standing Rock, is the featured speaker, as well as special guests from the Native American community.
WHEN: 3 – 6pm, Sunday, October 9
WHERE: Dayton Boys Prep Academy @ Roosevelt Commons, 1923 W Third St, Dayton OH.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate to help the protectors. The Cincinnati-based group Red Road Camp will deliver donations to Standing Rock Camp. Requested items include winter gear, cold weather sleeping bags, clean socks, blankets, biodegradable items, feminine products, plasticware, plates, and bowls (trying to eliminate waste), dish liquid, canvas tents, tent heaters, 2X4s, and plywood. And please, NO single-use water bottles.