TO DEFUND THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
At 4 pm on Friday, February 10th, we gather together in Wright Square (near Wells Fargo) as a community to stand with the Indigenous people of Standing Rock. This is an opportunity for those who have accounts at participating banks to let your voice be heard the only way they can hear you - by divesting your money! Stand up and refuse to let your hard earned dollars fund the destruction of the sacred lands of the original peoples of this country and the contamination of drinking water for millions. Express your passion for this cause with words, signs, etc. Be creative!
At 5 pm we will be walking to the Savannah River in a silent vigil to offer our prayers and blessings to what has become the third most toxic river in the United States. We will asking for the forgiveness of the Sacred Waters by offering tobacco and sage.
I wish it could be said that this is the only pipeline we are facing but there are many devastating pipelines in the works around the country.
It is time for us, as a community to work toward truly sustainable alternative energy sources with the understanding that the first step is examining our wasteful, throw away mentality. We can no longer be consumers, we need to be creators. We need to be putting back more than we are taking from the earth if we hope to survive into the future.
For a list of banks and how to contact them:
Let them know why you are moving your money. They respond to losing business.
Bank of America
Pipeline Resistance and how to get involved:
Standing Rock/Sacred Stone