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Water Protectors Unite!

  • Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church 600 Ridgewood Road Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

We invite you to attend the evening’s ceremony, dicussion and blessing for WATER at Morrow Memorial Church.

The walkers are being led by Buddhist monk Jun-san Yasuda, a nun of the Peace Pagoda and NJ Peace Action. The 80 mile walk will start on the morning of March 4th at Carteret NJ and will end on March 11th at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York. The purpose is to publicize opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines and the Spectra-Aim Pipeline and to pray for water in solidarity with the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Standing Rock and to commemorate the March 11th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.

The Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline will share information on the proposed oil pipeline and the impact it will have on publilc health, safety and water in New Jersey. We will also share different ways to join the resistance and protect our local communities. 

Please share the event with your friends and members of other like-minded communities. Feel free to bring a dish to share at the potluck event!


Cynthia Kent is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of Ignacio, CO. She is the Chair of the Board of Church and Society and the Committeee of Native American Ministiries. She is very active in New Jersey with social justice and Native isues. She is the Chair of Native American International Caucus and a member of the General Board of Church and Society. Kent is also, the Central Committee of World Council of Churches.

Judith Springer, Phy. D is the Co-founder and Associate Director of the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity. The guiding principles of Judith’s work have been her passionate belief in social justice and her desire to help people develop emotional intelligence skills and build safe supportive settings with a genuine sense of community.  

Musical Guest: 

The joyful duo, Dana Hanchard and David Ellenbogen will share global roots music.

Singer/Composer, Dana Hanchard is likely to show up anywhere in a myriad of musical constellations. Music has brought her to serve on several continents, appearing at concert halls, nightclubs, opera houses and jazz festivals alike. Her songs are of and for the land and water and explore our place in the human story.  

As a producer, guitarist, and radio host, David Ellenbogen has worked to bring diverse artists and audiences together. He has studied and performed in many corners of the world including Mali, Ghana, India, Brazil and Cuba. He currently plays in many incarnations of the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars, with the Acoustic Mandala Project and many others. He is a DJ on WKCR 89.9 FM, host of the podcast NYC Radio Live, and Executive Producer of the 24 hour Ragas Live Festival which is now in it's 6th year.

If you have any questions, please contact Anny Martinez at

Earlier Event: February 28
Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline action planning
Later Event: March 4
Water Walk for Life