In response to the ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the increasingly violent tactics employed against protestors at Standing Rock, we invite our community to join together in solidarity to raise funds for legal fees and supplies.
Join us for an evening of fundraising featuring a marketplace of graciously donated artworks, as well as some dope live music from LIKE A VILLAIN (PDX), Plus Sign, and Banglamesh!
All funds raised will go towards the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe DAPL Donation Fund as well as the Mississippi Stand encampment in Iowa.
We are also accepting donations of coats and warm clothing!
**If you’re an artist and have works to donate, or would like to volunteer during the event, get in touch with Krystal at firstname.lastname@example.org**
For more information on the historical context and current implications of the Dakota Access Pipeline, check out this link:
as well as the readings compiled here: https://nycstandswithstandingrock.wordpress.com/standingrocksyllabus/
A quick excerpt from the syllabus project:
“The Pipeline violates the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and 1851 signed by the United States, as well as recent United States environmental regulations. The potentially 1,200-mile pipeline presents the same environmental and human dangers as the Keystone XL pipeline, and would transport hydraulically fractured (fracked) crude oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota to connect with existing pipelines in Illinois. While the pipeline was originally planned upriver from the predominantly white border town of Bismarck, North Dakota, the new route passes immediately above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, crossing Lake Oahe, tributaries of Lake Sakakawea, the Missouri River twice, and the Mississippi River once. Now is the time to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock against catastrophic environmental damage.”