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Battle for the Boondocks - Concert/Action to Stop Sabal Trail

  • Civic Media Center 433 S Main St Gainesville, Florida 32601 (map)

Join the Civic Media Center, Sabal Trail Resistance and numerous others in a gathering to raise awareness, protest and stop the poisoning of our water. 100% of proceeds go towards direct action efforts to #StopSabalTrailpipeline. 

Music, speakers and information tables on Feb 3rd, starting at 9:30pm

Protest on the morning of Feb 4th, details TBA

Music by:

PurpleKloud - https://www.reverbnation.com/main/charts

Sally B. Dash and Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow https://drsinnsideshow.wordpress.com/

YESIMAWITCH aka Gutter Boy - Soundcloud.com/YESIMAWITCHgutter-boy.bandcamp.com

Grant Peeples - https://soundcloud.com/grantpeeples/sets/grantpeeplesmusci

Bat Magic Preservation Society- https://diytlh.bandcamp.com/track/climbing

Join in the fight to stop oil and gas pipelines nationwide!

Background:

The movement to #StopSabalTrail [also known as the Southeast Market Pipeline Project] has been underway for the past 3 years, with local and national opposition to the plans for a fracked gas pipline from Alabama to South Florida.

Pipeline construction began late summer 2016 and has continued despite petitions, protests and lawsuits. Resistance to the pipeline has now taken to direct action to stop the construction by putting our bodies on the line.

This show is raising funds to support those efforts being organized by Sabal Trail Resistance:
https://sabaltrailresistance.wordpress.com/

What do we mean by "boondocks"?

It's no secret that much of this pipeline is being built in remote, rural locations which are often off-the-map of the average city slicker. But what many people don't realize is that the energy companies choose a route like this because communities in these areas are expected to not have resources to fight back. 

83% of the people along the Sabal Trail route are in the category of "environmental justice" communities, meaning they are lower-income and/or communities of color.

Yet, still, these people living along the route have maintained a strong resistance, against all odds. They deserve our support.

They are the frontlines for protecting the Floridan Aquifer, the water supply of the millions who live in Central and South Florida.

Join us in a Battle for the Boondocks!

Later Event: February 4
Sacred Water Ceremony Delray Beach