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Call to Action Dance: FRIDAY MAY 18TH BAYVIEW HOTEL
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.lakotalaw.org/our-actions/may-18-call-to-action-dance
Join us for an evening of Dance, Art, and Activism as we raise funds to take our Sitting Bull Tower to Lightning In A Bottle. We have invited local producer KR3TURE, hip hop artist Ra.be., local activist/singers Daniel Paul Nelson and Angela Blessing as well as performance artist Venus DelMar to build support for our project to spread the word about Chase Iron Eyes’ upcoming trial in North Dakota.
Last summer, Chase joined Lakota People’s Law Project organizers at Oregon Eclipse Festival, Bhakti Fest and One Love Fest to share with audiences the plight of water protectors facing criminal charges. For that journey, LPLP worked with Santa Cruz artist Phoenix Rose to create a 20 foot art installation with four images of Sitting Bull, and they hung petitions all over it. OVER 20,000 festival goers signed on to the campaign to “#DropDAPLCharges”. All told, Chase reached over one hundred thousand people — as exemplified by this video of him speaking at a massive concert in Virginia. https://youtu.be/W4jTEf2Baro
Now we’re taking the Sitting Bull Tower to Lightning In A Bottle (LIB), a transformational festival near San Luis Obispo starting May 23, where Amy Goodman, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and our chief counsel, Daniel Sheehan, will speak as part of the programming. Attorney Sheehan will educate the 20,000 festival attendees about the unfolding trial and let people know how they can join the movement.
YOU/WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Of the 800 water protectors originally charged with criminal offenses, only 200 remain in the crosshairs of the criminal justice system; our campaign last year had an impact — it put pressure on the state’s attorney to drop hundreds of charges. Other groups of lawyers played a crucial role as well in getting those charges dismissed, but organizing in the field always helps! That’s why we’re not stopping now.
Please join us on Friday May 18th for an evening of music, inspiring speeches, informative videos, and enthusiastic deliberation about how to better use artivism to secure justice for water protectors! Give us a boost as we prepare for the mission to LIB.
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