**CALL TO ACTION**
Long Beach stands with Standing Rock protectors against the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline, which is meant to carry fracked, highly explosive crude oil from the Bakken gas fields to a refinery in Texas. It is inevitable that the pipeline will eventually rupture, leak, or a breakdown will occur. The result will be the contamination of the water source of 18 million people.
We are calling the greater Long Beach community to gather and unite in peaceful prayer, ceremony, and sacred social justice on Indigenous People's Day, Oct 10th from 6-9pm (The Corner Space, 1944 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA). We will be 1 of 5,000 prayers and actions around the world with Standing Rock and local indigenous movements. Suggested donation $5-10, nobody turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds will go to the protectors of Standing Rock for #NoDAPL. Stay up to date on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749530795308191/
Stay tuned for updates on speakers, special guests and activities!
In the words of Lyla June Johnston...
"Let us join together and create a great cacophony of mighty voices of prayers and actions so that we can shake the very foundations of a paradigm that enables and defends the destruction of our Mother Earth. If there ever was a time for the world to come together in prayer and in peace and in impactful action, perhaps now would be the time. We stand on the brink of irreversible climate change and the destruction of the source of all life everywhere, which is our water. And our generation and every generation has an opportunity in this moment to make our descendants proud by standing up for what we care for and for what we truly love.
We are not afraid to lovingly yet firmly challenge a system that legalizes the destruction of Mother Earth and illegalizes her defense. What better way to celebrate Indigenous People's Day, Oct 10th (Columbus Day) then to rise up together as one human family. "
Lyla June (Call to action video):
International Days of Prayer & Action with Standing Rock event:
In collaboration with Protectors of Earth Mother and the human family standing together.
1944 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90804
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