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A Line in the Sand: Reflections on Standing Rock and the Rising Movement

  • Milk and Hiney Swallowtail Farm 84 Cove Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

A mix of reflective and inspiring words and music, as well as thoughts on how to lean into our hearts moving forward in trying times. 

All proceeds to benefit Water Protection, more information on specific use of funds available at the host site, Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm. 

***Food & Beverage available for purchase through Milk & Honey! Come for dinner or snacks! ***

Shawn and Molly Mercer (of Orland, Maine) traveled to North Dakota to join Water Protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and from around the world. Back in Maine and ready to share insight from their trip, they welcome you to join in a presentation followed by an informal time for Q & A.

Additional info: 
Shawn and Molly sell blueberries, veggies, and herbs at their tiny, off-grid farm in Orland, and also host travelers from around the world via AirBnb. Shawn is a singer/songwriter who performs locally. Many of his songs explore backwoods living and reflect a calling to live close to the earth. Molly and Shawn have two adultish kids who are off at college and two hardworking homeschooled daughters, Maizey 13, and Ella, 11, who both often help with the farm, its mission, and at off-farm events, presentations, and volunteering. 

This presentation, A Line in the Sand, is a mixture of information, photo, prose, music, and inspiration. Actions, ideas, and resources will be posted on an info table, but the presentation itself reflects a lived experience and the resulting transformative power of the experience. Further, it asks participants to consider heart-based, connective experience as a pathway to changing our world from the inside out and hopes to inspire a deeper understanding of why being heart-connected, and heart-based activism matters.

Earlier Event: March 2
Rise up with Standing Rock
Later Event: March 10
Standing Rock Solidarity